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N.D. shoppers hit stores on Black Friday

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FARGO, N.D. (AP) -- With Thanksgiving done, shoppers are streaming to the stores across North Dakota as the holiday shopping season kicks off.

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Many stores entice customers with good deals on so-called Black Friday, named because it traditionally was the day when crowds would push stores into "the black," or profitability.

In Fargo, KFGO radio reports some shoppers didn't wait for Friday, or even Thursday. Tyler Pool and four friends camped outside a store starting Wednesday night, in a small tent equipped with a heater.

North Dakota Public Radio reports that even with relatively mild temperatures early Friday, shoppers still had to brave brisk winds and a little snow.

The North Dakota Retail Association expects Christmas sales to be up as much as 5 percent over last year because of the state's good economy.

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