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Snowy Black Friday in the Northland

Posted at: 11/23/2012 6:23 PM
Updated at: 11/23/2012 6:25 PM
By: Travis Dill

People think of long lines and arguments when Black Friday is mentioned. Angry customers argued over televisions this year at a Kmart in Indiana, but things were much more relaxed at Miller Hill Mall in Duluth.

The mall's marketing director, Machelle Kendrick, said things went smoothly there.

“I saw a facebook post where someone was asking 'did you see any fights?' That doesn't happen in the Northland. People really showed the holiday spirit. They were kind to one another. They were kind to me. We had a great experience,” Kendrick said.

The weather certainly didn't slow down shopper Marcy Knight. She drove from Virginia for her first Black Friday experience.

“This is my first trip to the car. This is our first trip then we gotta go to Kohls and to T.J.Maxx to Sam's Club,” Knight said.

But Black Friday has been around for awhile. It's even become a tradition for some families.

“My sister and her kids came from Green Bay for Thanksgiving and we decided to come out today and do some shopping,” Sue Vanoss said.

The Vanoss family usually gets an early start, but not this year.

“We decided to sleep in a little and let everyone sleep and then we came at about 8 o'clock,” Vanoss said.

With all the bags shoppers were hauling around you'd think their holiday shopping would be finished.

“Oh no, we're just getting started,” Vanoss said.