NEW PLATEAUS Black Friday: Greed for the 99%'ers
Greed isn't reserved for the rich, and it isn't an all-or-nothing, good-or-evil proposition. Greed is a sneaky foe that creeps up on us normal folks, too...
All alone on Thanksgiving night,I decided ... Posted on 11/27/12 at 8:49 AM
RURAL REFLECTIONS Pre-Holiday Cleaning
I plan to celebrate Christmas with four columns as is my tradition.
Prior to those columns, I would like to empty the shelves of any
topics that might exceed their use-by date prior to the New... Posted on 11/25/12 at 6:37 AM
CUTE N' COMFY Day 11: Is Black Friday out of control?
For day 11 of the 30-30 style challenge, I wore a business-casual look for Thanksgiving dinner at my grandma's. After a delicious dinner, pumpkin pie and family time, Robert and I headed home in the... Posted on 11/23/12 at 3:05 PM
STAFF BLOG NIE ROCKS! Black Friday
Black Friday is the day following Thanksgiving in the United States, traditionally the beginning of the Christmas shopping season. On this day, most major retailers open extremely early and offer prom... Posted on 11/23/12 at 9:42 AM
STAFF BLOG THE AREA VOICES COMMUNITY You can't be too rich or too thin, right?
That's the famous saying isn't it?
And at no time during the year do we think this more frequently than the holidays. We spend too much and we eat too much and we'd love to turn it all around.
Two A... Posted on 11/19/12 at 5:34 PM
Herald reporter embeds himself in SuperTarget in pursuit of $3 coffeemaker
Black Friday sales at Grand Forks stores drew thousands of people desperate to get their hands on bargain-priced electronics and Christmas presents, but to persuade me to shop at this unnatural hour was the lure of a $3 coffeemaker to help make my days at work a little more caffeinated.
Wal-Mart Stores said today it will keep its stores open 24 hours and take new crowd-control measures Thanksgiving weekend after a temporary employee was trampled to death in a Black Friday rush last year.
Retailers — with Wal-Mart the notable exception — limped through a miserable November that even a surge of shopping after Thanksgiving couldn’t save, marking the weakest month since at least 1969 and deepening fears that the critical holiday period could be the most dismal in decades.
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