Early Black Friday shoppers out in full force


MASON CITY, Iowa- According to the National Retail Federation, around 137 million shoppers will hit the stores on Thursday and Friday to get a head start on holiday gifts. One of those stores that saw lines wrapping around the mall was Younkers in Mason City.

“There are a lot of great deals,” one shopper said. “I’m just picking up some Christmas gifts for relatives, so don’t tell anyone what I’m getting.”

“I’ve got a crockpot for my wife, a spice rack for my wife, boots for my wife a lot of holiday shopping,” said another.

But for those working it it’s a lot of effort. Younkers stayed open from 5 PM Thursday until 10 PM Friday making sure folks aren’t missing their great deals.

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