Marketing researchers at the University of St. Thomas say stores are jumping into the holidays two weeks earlier than in recent years. Costco, Home Depot, Kal-Mart and Sears will make room on their shelves for Christmas merchandise by the end of the month.
Mall of America shooting suspects arrested in Chicago
The two suspects were spotted leaving a barber shop.
Walz: Increased state law enforcement presence to stay in Twin Cities
A multi-agency effort to curb crime will go on until further notice.
Boy, 7, who drowned in south Minneapolis pool identified
The incident happened in June.
Bloomington PD to provide update on Mall of America shooting investigation
There's unconfirmed reports the suspected gunman and an accomplice have been arrested.
Motorcyclist found dead behind guardrail 6 hours after crash
The crash happened before sunset Wednesday, but no one called 911.
Iowa Gov. asks court to lift injunction on 'heartbeat' abortion ban
A court challenge seeks to revive Iowa's abortion ban.
6 transportation projects in Minnesota get $100M federal funding
The projects extend to areas all across the state.
Minnesota's COVID-19 update for the week ending Tuesday, August 9
The number of cases in the latest reporting period dropped compared to the previous week's update.
Five rescued as boat crashes into break wall at Superior port of entry
All five escaped serious injury.
Takeaways from Minneapolis' new gun violence report
The rise in violent crime in Minneapolis is showing signs of plateauing.
Woman seriously hurt in shooting outside downtown Minneapolis Target
The victim is in her 20s.
Traveling for the holidays? You might want to get your ticket now
New numbers from Expedia show the average airfare for the weeks of Thanksgiving and Christmas is 4 percent higher than last year. A ticket will cost you just under $400.
Holiday season will add more jobs, but retailers can't say how many
The Star Tribune reports retailers may play it conservative this year due to a slowing economy. Target, Best Buy and Select Comfort says they've started holiday hiring and will continue to do so through Thanksgiving.
At least 100 Sears, Kmart stores to close after poor holiday sales
Sears Holdings on Tuesday announced it would close 100-120 Sears and Kmart stores after a big slump in holiday sales from last year. The company hasn't yet identified which stores will close.
Christmas tree crop the best in Minnesota history
If you're thinking about going for a real tree this holiday -- this is the year to do it. The latest report from the Minnesota Christmas Tree Association says the wet spring and summer has resulted in the best growing season the state's ever had.
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