Right now our local big box chain looks like this: Its reds are vivid, its sky is blue. The only shadow in sight comes from its own logo. But Target's corporate higher-ups are worried, apparently, that the rise of online retailing -- specifically, Amazon -- could turn their empire into this:See also ... More >>
Walmart, the biggest company in the world, is losing a fight with Chanhassen.Walmart has thousands of gigantic stores across America, and dozens of them in the state of Minnesota. It employs millions of people, and sells tons of Chinese products to hundreds of millions more.Chanhassen is a town o ... More >>
Mark Dayton, Barack Obama: Minnesota's greatest bosses.We have officially entered phase three of the plan to turn America into a socialist country: Everyone in Minnesota works for Mark Dayton or Barack Obama.Well, not everyone. But the top two employers in the state of Minnesota are the state gov ... More >>
Know what'd be really convenient? Like really, really convenient? If everything in our lives was completely automated and available from one giant place. Need your oil changed? Walmart! Need Fig Newtons? Walmart! Need Lady Gaga tickets? Walma-- wait, what?In a deal announced today, corporate  ... More >>
Bradlee Dean, kicked out of Walmart.It's been a rough week for Bradlee Dean. On Friday the gay-baiting minister was universally denounced by just about every state lawmaker who could get near a microphone.
Now it turns out that not only is Dean permanently unwelcome in the state legislature ... More >>
An arachnid with robustitude.Sheila Terry bought a bunch of bananas at the Wal-Mart in Superior the other day, unpacked them along with the rest of the groceries, and then put up her feet on the sofa.
Next thing she knows, she's damned near caused her husband Dan to have a heart attack.
Photo: Rick HarrisAttention Wal-Mart shoppers, there's a Scrooge in your midst.The post-Thanksgiving retail orgy always produces at least one shameful story of human idiocy. Our winner comes from -- where else? -- Wisconsin, where some Scrooge put a damper on 100-year-old Lois Speelman's holi ... More >>
Well!Hmmmm.Soooooo.How about that George Condo, right? Does he actually live in a condo?The first reaction that the purported initial album art for My
Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy inspires is complete, abject silence - a stunned quiescence.
You may have heard that the Cub Foods and Walmart stores in St. Paul's Midway area, which face each other across a common parking lot, are engaged in a nasty corporate catfight. According to a Pioneer Press story this week, Cub's parent company, Supervalu, based in Eden Prairie, has sued Walm ... More >>
As the Retailing Behemoth Prepares to Open Its First Store in the Twin Cities Metro, Neighborhoods and Workers Brace Themselves for the Wal-Mart Treatment: Low Wages, Union Busting, and a Big, Friendly Smile