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"Black Friday" Marks Start Of Holiday Shopping Season
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Shop Smartly on Black Friday, Says the Better Business Bureau

Thanksgiving is a day away, and Black Friday shopping - the classic post-turkey shopping blitz - is kicking off earlier than ever before.

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CENTRAL MN MADE: Kimball Man Designs, Ships Bike Carriers [PHOTOS, AUDIO]

Kimball resident John Stein is a farmer by trade, but is now also the premier designer of car-mountable carriers for three-wheeled recumbent bicycles nationwide.

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The owners of Step Brothers pose for another awkward family portrait (Photo by Abby Faulkner)
The owners of Step Brothers pose for another awkward family portrait (Photo by Abby Faulkner)
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Local “Step Brothers” Goal to Bring Authentic, Affordable Hot Dogs to St. Cloud [AUDIO]

Attention St. Cloud foodies - there's a new dog in town. Step Brothers Wieners and More, located in Centennial Plaza, is an order-at-the-counter style restaurant offering a variety of hot dogs, sandwiches and soups.

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Protect Yourself During Holidays from Scam Artists

UNDATED - The holidays are a favorite time of year for many of us, but the Better Business Bureau warns you to be careful to not let scammers put a damper on the festivities.

They report that, as we get closer to the holiday season, scammers will start to target consumers with tried and true financial schemes, so they've created a list of suggestions for keeping yourself out of harm's way as you buy presents or donate to charity

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Book-Em's (Jim Maurice)
Book-Em's (Jim Maurice)
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Waldo’s Pizza Coming to Downtown St. Cloud [AUDIO]

A pizza restaurant with over 30 years of business history in central Minnesota will find new life in downtown St. Cloud.

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CENTRAL MN MADE: Avon Sisters Create Original Victorian Jewelry [AUDIO]

We all know jewelry can be pricey, but tucked in the woods outside of Avon, a pair of sisters are busy designing unique and affordable jewelry for customers all over the country right from their home.

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CENTRAL MN MADE: Decoy Company Creates Functional Urns [AUDIO, GALLERY]

A local company has found a unique way to honor the memories of outdoor enthusiasts and their pets. "Wildlife Urn" is a branch of the Jennings Decoy Company in St. Cloud - and this week's featured "Made in Central Minnesota" business.

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Abby Faulkner
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Statewide Tour of Manufacturers Stops at Custom Welding in Waite Park

The 6-day Minnesota Tour of Manufacturing is on, and Thursday's stop is Custom Welding of Waite Park.

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CENTRAL MN MADE: “Muggsy’s Beans” A Coffee Force in St. Cloud [AUDIO]

In a small, unassuming north St. Cloud warehouse space, Muggsy Lauer spends his busy days roasting coffee beans now found throughout the Midwest and beyond.

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CENTRAL MN MADE: Osakis Distillery Makes MN’s First Legal Whiskey [AUDIO]

Minnesota's first legal whiskey maker - in all of history - is right here in central Minnesota. Panther Distillery of Osakis opened to the public in 2012, and is our latest featured business in our "Made in Central Minnesota" series.

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