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.
Authorities ID family found frozen to death at MN-Canada border
They're still trying to unravel how they got there and who might have helped them.
Mayo Clinic specialist: 'The omicron surge is not over'
Experts expect a rapid decline over the next month followed a period of calm.
Charges: Man in stolen Jeep leads police on 110 mph chase
He crashed into a light post near the Capitol and then fled on foot, the complaint says.
Puppy in back of stolen Audi found, reunited with owner
The 4 1/2-month-old bullmastiff had been missing more than a week.
WI's best 'hole-in-the-wall' diner is Guy Fieri-approved
Come for the "garbage pile," stay for ... even more breakfast food.
Minnesota's pre-pro women's soccer team unveils name, logo
The new name and look was unveiled after community owners voted on a winner.
21 people charged in connection to drug trafficking in northern MN
Police say the organization sold more than 10 pounds of heroin and fentanyl in northern Minnesota.
MN's 'best hole-in-the-wall diner' is, sadly, currently closed
MSN recently published its pick for best diner in each state.
MN apartment complex loses heat, nearly 150 residents evacuated
A boiler problem caused the heating issue.
Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Thursday, January 27
Cases remain very high but hospitalizations have been plateaued for the past week.
Minnesota state trooper injured at crash scene on I-35
The trooper was in his squad when another vehicle struck.
Charges: Man stole thousands from 3 Twin Cities banks
When he was arrested, police found a folding knife on him.
Kohl's plans to add 900 holiday jobs at its Minnesota stores
In Minnesota, the Menomonee Falls, Wis.-based retailer says it will hire more than 900 people at its two dozen stores in the state. The company says they're able to hire more employees than the last holiday season because of strong store growth.
Best Buy will ship for free this holiday season
The Richfield-based retailer announced a free-shipping offer for all online orders from Nov.1 thru Dec. 27. Best Buy offered a similar service last holiday season with some restrictions, but now the retailer will ship any item from their online inventory.
Target announces cut in seasonal workers; other retailers adding
Minnesota-based Target Corp. is trimming back on its seasonal hires for the holidays. KARE 11 reports that the retail giant will hire anywhere from 80,000 to 90,000 seasonal workers this year, down from 92,000 in 2011. Walmart and Kohl's on the other hand, are increasing their seasonal work forces.
Survey: More than third of employers plan to add jobs next year
A poll from St. Cloud State likely means good news for college students. The biggest gainers will be education, retail and business services.
Comcast to add 150 local jobs
The cable company is adding 150 jobs in St. Paul, which is the second big hiring effort so far this year. In April, Comcast announced plans to hire 450 people for its Minnetonka facility. A company executive tells Twin Cities Business that many of those jobs are still open.
Christmas in September? Retailers want you thinking about holiday shopping
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.
Survey: Twin Cities plan to party, decorate more this holiday
The survey by Deloitte found people will spend more on 'non-gift' items, like parties and holiday decorations, than on buying presents. Spending on non-gift items increased 22 percent this year compared to last. On average, that equals about $600.
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