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“Before You Shop: What to Know About Black Friday Deals,’” KSTP, Nov. 17, 2011. “We’ve all heard about those big Black Friday deals, but how good are they?”

“Black Friday is a whole new game,” Star Tribune, Nov. 18, 2011. “Shoppers and retailers navigate ever-changing rules on Black Friday. Midnight was the new kickoff time this year, until Wal-Mart announced that it’s opening at 10 p.m. on Thanksgiving.”

“Catholic Church: Freedom of conscience is under assault,” Star Tribune, Nov. 18, 2011. “Here’s the logic behind the Catholic bishops’ fight against contraception rule.”

“Can Peterson Milla Hooks hit bull’s-eye for J.C. Penney?” Star Tribune, Nov. 19, 2011. “The Minneapolis ad agency that put the trendy in Target follows Target’s former marketing chief to the midmarket department store.”

“Retailers search for limit of our desire for holiday deals,” Star Tribune, Nov. 21, 2011. “Black Friday is starting to get a little gray around the temples. From early morning “door buster” promotions to stores “leaking” Black Friday deals before the actual day, retailers have sought to whip up as much excitement as they can on what is the traditional start to the holiday shopping season.”

“Good Question: What Do QBs Say At The Scrimmage Line,” WCCO, Nov. 21, 2011. “It is football’s foreign language. The quarterback yelling, ‘Red- 24! Red 24! Hut! Hut! Hike!’ But what is the quarterback saying at the line of scrimmage?”

“New sales tactics call for new defenses,” Star Tribune, Nov. 21, 2011. “Retailers are sharpening their techniques to make shoppers buy early and often. Here’s what you need to know to keep more of your cash.”

“Petition pushes Target to change Black Friday hours,” KARE 11, Nov. 21, 2011. “It was Black Friday backlash at Target headquarters in downtown Minneapolis on Monday. ‘Just because things are the way they are doesn’t make them right,” said Seth Coleman, an employee at a Target store in Northfield. “I believe I’m standing up for what is right.’”

“Did a haunted St. Thomas residence hall go too far?” Star Tribune, Nov. 21, 2011 “A few days before Halloween, scores of University of St. Thomas students crept through Cretin Hall. The hall is St. Thomas’ most historic, and it was outfitted for the occasion: ‘Enter if you dare,’ a sign read.”

“Catholics facing changes in liturgy,” Star Tribune, Nov. 22, 2011. “After nearly 40 years, Catholics brace themselves for a new translation of the mass that sticks closer to the original Latin.”

“Minnesota gov’t shutdown cost state nearly $60M, but state saved $65M in salaries not paid,” Star Tribune, Nov. 22, 2011. “This summer’s Minnesota government shutdown forced the closure of state parks during peak camping season, interrupted road projects, frayed nerves and tempers and left thousands of public employees lighter in the wallet. But for the state, at least, it was somewhat of a financial wash.”

“St. Thomas Law School dean to retire,” Finance and Commerce, Nov. 23, 2011. “The second dean in the 10 year history of the University of St. Thomas Law School is retiring at the end of the school year. Thomas Mengler, who also holds the Ryan Chair in Law at the school, said the time was right.”

“These days, every shopping day is Black Friday,” Star Tribune, Nov. 25, 2011. “Though Black Friday and Cyber Monday remain important retailing events, shoppers are increasingly choosing to spend their holiday dollars via smartphone and tablets 24 hours a day.”

“Will pricey new Twin Cities apartments pay off?” Finance and Commerce, Nov. 25, 2011. “Nearly 10,000 apartments are in the pipeline in the Twin Cities — the bulk of them in Minneapolis — and many will be asking rents in the upper bracket of $2 or more per square foot.”

“Oregon’s death penalty halt merciful and right,” CNN, Nov. 25, 2011. “Some found it shocking when Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber granted convicted double-murderer Gary Haugen a reprieve Tuesday, setting aside Haugen’s scheduled December 6 execution.”

“Downtown St. Paul Macy’s might not make it through 2012,” Pioneer Press, Nov. 27, 2011. “Will 2012 mark the last year of Macy’s role as downtown St. Paul’s premier – and the only large – retailer?”

“Downtown Minneapolis dropped off shoppers’ list,” Star Tribune, Nov. 30, 2011. “Not much has changed about the Holidazzle parade since it first snaked its way down the Nicollet Mall in 1992. The same can’t be said about the downtown Minneapolis retail scene. It has gotten smaller, less interesting and less ambitious.”