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Shoppers enter Target in Cottage Grove when the store opened Thanksgiving night. Bulletin photo by Judy Spooner

Cottage Grove, Woodbury-area shoppers find Black Friday bargains and buddies

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Cody Becker drove to the Woodbury-area Best Buy on Wednesday, Nov. 21, from Hastings expecting to find unbeatable deals on electronics.


What he didn't expect to do was make a few friends along the way. Becker, along with Cottage Grove resident Mark Scherr and St. Paul man Andrew Summy, were first in line at the Oakdale Best Buy awaiting Black Friday deals. The three were strangers, but said they had reached buddy status by Thanksgiving Day.

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Mike Longaecker
Mike Longaecker is the regional public safety reporter for RiverTown Multimedia. His coverage area spans St. Croix and Pierce counties. Longaecker served from 2011-2015 as editor of the Woodbury Bulletin. A University of Wisconsin-River Falls graduate, Longaecker previously reported for the Red Wing Republican Eagle and for the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau. You can follow him on Twitter at @Longaecker
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