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Local Black Friday one of the best ever merchants say

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If the shopping immediately after Thanksgiving is an indicator of the economy, the worst of the Great Recession could be over: More than one Wadena business said this year's Black Friday was the best in the last several years.


"It was our best ever," Cindy McCullough, owner of Ben Franklin, said. She added that she had the data from the past five years.

"Both sales and the number of customers was way up," she said.

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