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Changes at USPS could impact holiday shipping, greeting cards

Send your mail early, and expect to temporarily pay more for shipping.

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Here are the CDC's COVID-19 guidelines for the holidays

It's the second year of celebrating holidays during the pandemic.

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Target primes shoppers for holidays, announces another Deal Days event

The three-day sales bonanza will take place in October, with discounts offered online and in stores.

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Target to hire 100,000 seasonal workers for 2021 holiday season

The Minnesota retailer has seen its business surge during the pandemic.

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UPS hiring more than 3,300 seasonal workers in Minneapolis area

An estimated one-third of seasonal workers end up working full-time for UPS.

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What's open, what's closed for the July 4 holiday

Since it falls on a Sunday, some places will observe the holiday July 5.

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Bentleyville is back after closing due to 'extensive' wind damage

Brutally cold temps also kept the attraction out of commission.

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What's open and what's closed on Christmas Eve?

Many businesses are open on Christmas Eve, but some will close early.

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What's open and closed on Christmas Day in Minnesota?

Most businesses are closed on Dec. 25, but a few services will be available, along with restaurants offering takeout and delivery.

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What time are stores, malls open till on Christmas Eve?

If you are planning to do your holiday shopping late this year, here is a list of stores that will be open on the days leading up to Christmas.

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Holiday shopping? Target gift cards are discounted this weekend

You have to be a Target Circle member, but that's free to join.

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Walz: COVID-19 guidance for Christmas likely to be similar to Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving featured a ban on social gatherings with non-household members.

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When do stores open on Black Friday this year?

Many major retailers will be open Black Friday, some for extended hours.

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UPS seeking to hire 900 more people for holiday season

The shipping company is expecting a record year amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Experts say stay home this Thanksgiving, 'bubble' before if you'll go anyway

"If you can't bubble yourself," Osterholm says, don't go home.

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Doctors urge Minnesotans to re-think Thanksgiving plans, follow CDC advice

The Minnesota Medical Association has issued a plea to Minnesotans at a time when hospitals are under tremendous strain.

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Kemps to bring back Gingerbread Man Ice Cream Sandwiches

The St. Paul-based company will also introduce other holiday treats this year.

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ValleyFair the latest to introduce drive-through holiday lights display

The announcement follows similar events planned in Duluth and at the State Fairgrounds.

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Starbucks' red cups and holiday drinks return Friday

The coffee chain is giving away free reusable collectible holiday cups on Friday.

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5 farmers markets in Minneapolis will be open this winter

They'll offer fresh local foods, holiday gifts and Christmas trees, among other items.

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Caribou Coffee rolls out holiday cups, menu early

The holiday season is underway at some Twin Cities stores, with a nationwide rollout planned for Nov. 5.