Black Friday Stories

Black Friday Store Maps

7:50 AM, Nov 26, 2013

Black Friday is about getting the best deals, bottom line, and shoppers are looking for every edge they can get. Having a store map in hand can get you to those deals faster than the competition. Here they are.

Black Friday stock lists show early look at big savings

4:02 AM, Nov 25, 2013

The lists showcase which products will be on sale Black Friday, and the products marked (Early Bird) are limited quantity items.

Holiday shopping season off to record start

11:23 PM, Nov 25, 2012

There's a saying that you can't please all of the people all of the time. But apparently you can if they're holiday shoppers.

Thanksgiving steals sales from Black Friday

6:05 PM, Nov 25, 2012

Thanksgiving shopping took a noticeable bite out of Black Friday's start to the holiday season, as the latest survey found retail sales fell slightly from last year.

Despite protests, Walmart claims Black Friday success

7:26 PM, Nov 24, 2012

While there was a protest at a St. Paul Walmart, it only included a handful of Walmart workers.

Retailers report strong Black Friday compared to 2011

2:33 PM, Nov 24, 2012

Retailers reported brisk sales and crowded parking lots Friday on the unofficial start of the holiday shopping season.

Mall of America institutes new curfew restrictions

9:13 AM, Nov 24, 2012

New curfew restrictions at the Mall of America on "Black Friday" go off with rave reviews.

Black Friday alternatives also offer fun

5:53 PM, Nov 23, 2012

Thousands of people opted for a shopping-free Black Friday this year, choosing instead a visit to a museum, park or library.

Circulars a popular tool in Black Friday shopping

5:53 PM, Nov 23, 2012

A quick glance around a crowded Best Buy store on Black Friday and you would notice that most shoppers were armed with ads.

Black Friday ale sells out quickly in Milwaukee

2:33 PM, Nov 23, 2012

One Milwaukee brewery is getting in on the Black Friday action.

'Gray Thursday' sees its share of shoppers

11:26 AM, Nov 23, 2012

Instead of warming up the oven, thousands of Twin Cities' shoppers could be found warming up for Black Friday.

Local shoppers already camping for Black Friday deals

4:24 PM, Nov 21, 2012

To what lengths would you go for a $179 flat screen TV?  If you are Joe Geary you'd pitch a tent in front of the Richfield Best Buy and wait four days for the opportunity to buy one.

Top Black Friday deals you don't have to line up for

8:53 AM, Nov 21, 2012

Black Friday is alive and well with the top deals already appearing on So is it worth lining up?

Some stores still holding on to Black Friday

7:40 PM, Nov 20, 2012

The seemingly new "Black Thursday" trend is hitting a sore spot with shoppers, as stores like Target, Wal-Mart, and Sears open Thanksgiving night. But, some stores are holding on to the traditional Black Friday.

take KARE of your MONEY: Black Friday Deals

5:02 PM, Nov 20, 2012

KARE 11 and is your source for all the Black deals and tips this shopping season.

Inside Black Friday: Store Maps

7:47 AM, Nov 20, 2012

We're continuing coverage of the Black Friday buying bonanza with a secret weapon no one else in our viewing area has.

Safe shopping online this holiday season

7:40 AM, Nov 20, 2012

With more deals being offered online this holiday season there will also be more scams, and more risk for identity theft than ever.

Apps to navigate Black Friday

6:05 AM, Nov 19, 2012

Savvy smartphone shoppers will likely be out in force on Black Friday relying on their devices to save both time and money.

Black Friday deals leak into travel industry

6:23 PM, Nov 17, 2012

There is a holiday retail frenzy that all Minnesotans can get behind -- cheap vacations.

Black Thursday? Store employees protest working on Thanksgiving night

8:29 AM, Nov 13, 2012

'Tis the season to shop, and now even earlier this year. Black Friday actually begins on Thursday for many stores.