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Norfleet joined the Star Tribune's business team in the winter of 2015 after working as the St. Paul public safety reporter and holding various other metro assignments. She is originally from the East Coast, but now calls the East Side of St. Paul home. Norfleet and her partner Liz have one tabby son named Max and enjoy craft beer, Korean dramas and camping with family. She is a proud graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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Target's closings because of crime protect its profit, but at expense of communities

Retailers cutting their losses in big cities already facing post-pandemic challenges is yet another hurdle for major downtowns hoping to re-establish their vitality.

Best Buy reveals its holiday drops, offering electronic deals online

Mobile flash sales promise savings on limited gizmos during the highly promotional holiday season.

Target will close 9 stores across 4 states because of theft, crime

The Minneapolis-based company will close locations in the Harlem neighborhood of New York City, Seattle, Portland and the San Francisco Bay Area effective Oct. 21.

Locals behind Afro Deli, Asia Mall as well as Chicago firm buy troubled Burnsville Center

The sale, which doesn't include the anchor stores, comes after city leaders had criticized its former owners for failing to maintain it.

Target to sell exclusive line of Kendra Scott jewelry, hoping to stoke fallen sales

The collection will include more than 200 pieces with prices starting at $15 and the majority of items under $40.

Best Buy Health shows first signs of success with Geek Squad helping at-home patients

The program with Pennsylvania-based Geisinger Health System has added some consistent demand beyond the volatile electronics market to Best Buy's bottom line.

Life Time limits gym access for Medicare seniors, prioritizing other members

Time restrictions — which the gym said health plans' discounted rates have driven — will apply only to seniors with access through their insurance.

Dale Schenian, 'larger than life' businessman and Canterbury Park co-founder, dies

Already a successful Twin Cities businessman when he joined the partnership that revived the Canterbury horse racing track, Schenian died on Aug. 25 at age 82.

Best Buy preaches end in sight to electronics demand slump but still expects sales decline

Leaders of the Richfield-based chain said they expected comparable sales to drop 4.5% to 6% this fiscal year, revised from the prior guidance of a decline of 3% to 6%.