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Mall of America to follow Target's example

Two shopping staples in Minnesota have decided to adjust Black Friday hours to meet customer demand. Target Corp. announced Friday their intent to open at midnight Thanksgiving Day, staying open 23-straight hours. Mall of America quickly followed the retailer's lead.
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Two shopping staples in Minnesota have decided to adjust Black Friday hours to meet customer demand. Target Corp. announced Friday their intent to open at midnight Thanksgiving Day, staying open 23-straight hours. Mall of America quickly followed the retailer's lead.

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