Shoppers fill Minnesota stores as a pivotal moment in the retail recovery arrives
November 23, 2021
Daniel Brandl thinks fondly of going to the mall with his family during the holidays.
"I actually like to go holiday shopping," said Brandl, 42, of Robbinsdale. "I like the hustle and bustle of it."
For millions of people like Brandl, this is the week they've been waiting for since in-person holiday shopping was curtailed a year ago by the coronavirus pandemic. Across Minnesota and around the country, stores are stocked and decorated for the busy day after Thanksgiving, long known as Black Friday and the rest of the holiday week.