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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.

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%.

New billionaire ShopHQ owner brings limited experience but lots of confidence to home shopping

The bankruptcy court-approved $55 million transaction opens a new chapter for the former iMedia channel.

Target sales take a rare tumble after pulling of Pride products

That, combined with continued cost-cutting by shoppers, made for the first decline in comparable sales since spring 2017, although profit still jumped.

Sales dip expected after Target removed some Pride products

Many Wall Street analysts and investors think the controversy surrounding Target's Pride collection could have turned some consumers off from the Minneapolis retailer, denting traffic and sales numbers.

Best Buy at pivot point — will changes return chain to growth?

The Richfield retailer has adjusted its strategy for stores, workers and new products.