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Plaid Friday, Small Business Saturday Shift Focus to Local Shops

Shoppers were just participating in Black Friday this holiday. Around 70 business owners in the Twin Cities took part in "Plaid Friday."

The Metro Independent Business Alliance kicked off it's first annual campaign, making Minnesota one of only five places in the country participating.

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2 New Holiday Traditions Open in Twin Cities

Two new holiday traditions opened Friday in the Twin Cities.

In downtown St. Paul, the European Christmas Market kicked off its three-day run. The open-air market located in the West Seventh Place corridor features handmade goods of artwork, holiday décor, candles and clothing from local crafters.

Christmas Parade Set to Feed the Hungry, Spread Cheer

Thanksgiving is behind us and now it's time to wave hello to Santa and Mrs. Claus.

Kids and adults in the metro will get that chance for four straight nights in a row, beginning Monday, Dec. 1.

Shoreview Woman Killed in St. Louis County Rollover Crash, Charges Possible

Police have identified the suspected drunk driver in a rollover crash that killed a 48-year-old woman and injured three others in St. Louis County.

The sheriff's office has identified the woman who died as Chevra Jean Zeigler of Shoreview. Sherri Spillers, 33, of Alborn faces possible charges. She suffered non-life threatening injuries.

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Man Charged with Hitting Couple Outside St. Paul Bar<br />

Authorities say a driver who backed into a couple outside a St. Paul bar didn't wait for police to order him to the ground.

Local Businesses Gear up for Small Business Saturday; European Christmas Market Opens

In 2010, American Express founded Small Business Saturday which encourages shoppers to bypass the "big box" stores for one day during their holiday shopping and shop local.

Small Business Saturday - the Saturday after Thanksgiving - has grown into a powerful movement, and more people are taking part than ever before.

Maplewood Firefighters Spend Thanksgiving at Fire House

For emergency responders, Thanksgiving doesn't mean taking a holiday. Firefighters in Maplewood spent the day in the fire house, ready to respond at any moment.

For many of them, it's a way of life, Captain Ladd Miller with the Maplewood Fire Department says.