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Target employee rallies opposition to midnight Black Friday opening

An online petition started by an Omaha Target employee has taken off. It says the decision by the Twin Cities-based retailer to open at midnight on Thanksgiving night robs workers of time with their families on the holiday.
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An online petition started by an Omaha Target employee has taken off. It says the decision by the Twin Cities-based retailer to open at midnight on Thanksgiving night robs workers of time with their families on the holiday.

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