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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.


Restaurants' improvised patio space in pandemic becomes permanent in some Minn. cities

Union Alley in Stillwater is an example of compromises some cities have made to continue flexibility for outdoor dining.


Target showcases its largest Pride assortment

Target is selling more than 250 products to celebrate LGBTQ people and communities.


Target will slash prices, warns profit will shrink this summer

TVs, home furniture and kitchen goods are going on sale as Target tries to empty stuffed warehouses.


Dick's Sporting Goods opens new House of Sport store at Ridgedale Center

The new store will be larger with more ways for customers to try products.


Minneapolis boosters start billboard campaign to attract people from the suburbs

The campaign, called Minneapolis Momentum, will showcase submitted photos of visitors enjoying the city.


Funding to rebuild riot-damaged Twin Cities businesses is at turning point

Insurance claims are largely payed out, while money from the state is just starting to flow to businesses.


Best Buy's urgent response service expands to Amazon's Alexa devices

The move puts Best Buy's health care service on the leading smart speaker platform.


Best Buy prepares for a 'slowdown' as sales slip amid declining demand

Best Buy executives lowered their sales outlook and forecast ongoing pressure on profits this year.


After prospering in pandemic, Target now feels inflation's toll

Following disappointing results on Wednesday, the Minneapolis retailer endured the biggest single-day drop in its stock price since the 1987 market crash.


Professional Minnesota car shoppers offer tips for buying at worst possible time

With prices high and inventory low, people who need to buy cars now are in a bad spot.