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Friday shopping frenzy; It's on!


Black Friday has become a beat. The Star Tribune is live-blogging events at retailers, mostly with shoppers' tweets. Same for the Pioneer Press.

Both report thousands of shoppers up all night, and thousands more getting up early to hit the malls.

One tweeter said the line at Caribou was longest of all. Some employees tweeted their feelings about reporting to work on little sleep. And one shopper saw a "real live bat" at Southdale at 5:30 a.m. The bat is probably wondering what all the people are doing there at that hour.

Target issued a news release saying this Black Friday exceeded all records, with sales of Dr. Dre headphones, large screen TVs and iPad Air particularly strong. Zoomer the Robot Dog sold out on Thanksgiving.

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