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Gray Thursday in the Northland

Posted at: 11/22/2012 6:16 PM
Updated at: 11/22/2012 10:47 PM
By: Maarja Anderson

Instead of grabbing that remote after their big Thanksgiving feast, die hard shoppers across America will be reaching for their shopping list. Black Friday follows Thanksgiving, but stores across the nation are opening their doors early this year for Gray Thursday.

With stores opening earlier and earlier, Black Friday deals are running over into Thursday. West Duluth Kmart opened early Thursday morning and had more than 200 shoppers lined up outside.

"We had people as early as 9:00 last night waiting to get in line for an opening at 6:00 this morning," store manager Gene Frost said.

It's the earliest Kmart has ever opened for their annual holiday doorbusters, and earlier sales, means earlier lines.

"We thought we'd get down here early  to make sure she get what she wants," said shopper Cullen Horne.

Horne and his daughter were first in line at Best Buy Thursday. They claimed their spot in the line at 7 a.m., all in anticipation for the store's midnight opening.

Sears, Target, and Wal-Mart also opened early on Thanksgiving night with their own holiday deals.