Today, Walmart made its long-awaited announcement about its "Black Friday" hours. We put that in quotations because these days, major retailers are mostly opening on Thanksgiving itself, and Walmart is no exception -- both it and Best Buy are opening at 6 p.m. that day and staying open all night lon ... More >>
With the help of an employee who was secretly working for them, animal rights group Mercy For Animals recently published an undercover video showing the brutal treatment of pigs at a hog farm in Pipestone, Minnesota.SEE ALSO: Iowa butter cow desecrated by animal rights group [PHOTO] The video shows ... More >>
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.
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 >>
A trip to the dentist gets weird in Plymouth
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A Target investor wants the retail giant to Wall-Mart-ify itself more by, among other things, expanding its grocery selection.
Target is struggling to keep up with its monster competitor Wal-Mart.
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Snub leaves protest group wanting answers—and breakfast
Wal-Mart gets support from an unlikely ally: Target's hometown
A once-local author talks about the perils of big-box retailers
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Author and economist Doug Henwood on jobless recoveries, the two Americas, and the "Wal-Mart effect"
Wal-Mart politicizes Inver Grove Heights
A Festival of New Documentaries Presents a "Reality" Where More Is at Stake Than Who Gets Voted Off the Island
The Hennepin County library system just wanted good clean fun on its CD rack. What it got was a free-speech debate that won't quit.