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Shoppers wait in anticipation for the west Herberger's doors to open Friday at midnight in Dickinson for the Black Friday sale. Once the doors at Prairie Hills Mall were unlocked, customers screamed and ran through the doors to kick off the first official day of the shopping season.

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BISMARCK -- Shoppers in the Dakotas flocked to stores in unusually balmy weather Friday, kicking off the unofficial start of the holiday shopping season with a flurry of spending, as businesses reported strong early sales.


Dickinson Kmart opened at 5 a.m. Friday and usually opens at 8 a.m.

"Fantastic," is how General Manager Jason Penny described the day. "Busy, busy, busy."

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