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Worthington retailers set for Black Friday

November 21, 2012 in Worthington Daily Globe

WORTHINGTON As families across the country are preparing turkeys and pumpkin pie, retailers are equally busy getting ready for Black Friday.
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Blue Laws slow Sunday shopping: Lawmaker: Requesting change to aging legislation controversial

August 31, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

Need to pick something up from Walmart around noon Sunday? If so, you won’t be alone as the retailer’s entrances overflow with customers, leaving many to stand outside until the inside doors unlock. Continue Reading

34-year Kmart shopper, 74, protests New Ulm store closing

March 23, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Marge Hames set up again today across the street from the New Ulm Kmart, one of 15 stores that Sears Holding plans to close. Hames has two signs that read “Keep Kmart Open” and “These ‘associates’ are friends, neighbors and family.” Continue Reading

Target: Annual dividend may reach, exceed $3 by 2017

March 19, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The discount chain said today that it has paid a dividend every quarter since going public in October 1967 and that 2011 was its 40th straight year of annual dividend increases.
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U.S. stocks record biggest gains of year

March 13, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Highest close since last day of 2007They rallied from the opening bell today after the government said February retail sales gains were the strongest since September. JPMorgan Chase gave the rally extra juice by announcing it would raise its stock dividend.
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Minnesota job openings rose 48% in 2011′s 4th quarter

February 29, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Job openings across Minnesota jumped as demand surged for workers in health care, social services, stores, bars and hotels, according to state survey results released Tuesday. Continue Reading

Citing dangers to workers, Target Corp. to stop selling sand-blasted jeans

February 29, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Giving blue jeans a distressed or lived-in look is quite popular, but the mechanical process of blasting sand on denim “contaminates the air workers breathe and can lead to an incurable lung disease called silicosis,” Target said on its corporate blog. Continue Reading

Williston Walmart cracks down on parking lot campers

February 8, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The store has posted notices that campers will be towed after 24 hours. The parking lot at the Williston Walmart has become a mecca for oil field job seekers from around the country. It also has developed a reputation for being a place to avoid at night. Continue Reading

Target’s key revenue metric rises 4.3% in January, well beyond expectations

February 2, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The discount chain said today that sales were strong throughout the month across the U.S. Continue Reading

North Dakota will consider Internet lotto sales

January 31, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The U.S. Justice Department now says states may use the Internet to sell lottery tickets to their own residents. The agency has argued before that direct lottery ticket sales would violate federal law. Continue Reading