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Target deals perfect for back-to-school shoppers

By Bailey Eschbach, Lifestyle writer | January 25, 2022

Editor’s note: this article is not sponsored by Target and is not an endorsement from the Northern Star as an organization. Affordable Products at Target You Didn’t Know You Needed If you are a student, likely, you aren’t making that much...

The Falling $5, 1440 Sycamore Road, is a bin store full of miscellaneous items.

Local business gives residents bang for their buck

By Kurt Bitting | January 21, 2022

DeKALB — Every Saturday, over a dozen residents from the DeKalb community line up outside a storefront in the shopping center across from Hopkins Park, hoping to be the first to find the best deals the day has to offer. Every day feels like Black Friday...

Valentine’s Day brings love and some worry in Iraq holy city

By MARIAM FAM | February 14, 2020

NAJAF, Iraq (AP) — Hasanain al-Rufaye was busy in his flower shop wrapping bouquets, stuffing dolls into gift boxes and sprinkling petals into others labeled with “LOVE,” while simultaneously fielding orders.“It’s Valentine’s these days. On...

Thai city copes with sorrowful fallout from mass shooting


NAKHON RATCHASIMA, Thailand (AP) — Authorities in northeastern Thailand began releasing bodies to relatives Monday after security forces cornered and killed a soldier who carried out the country's worst mass shooting in an hourslong siege at a shopping...

China scrambles to keep cities in virus lockdown fed

By JOE McDONALD | February 8, 2020

BEIJING (AP) — The manager of the Wushang Mart in Wuhan, the locked-down city at the heart of China’s virus outbreak, says its shelves are loaded with 50% more vegetables and other food than usual to reassure jittery customers.Communist leaders are...

UK boosts climate effort by banning new gas vehicles by 2035

By JILL LAWLESS | February 4, 2020

LONDON (AP) — Britain announced Tuesday that it plans to ban the sale of new gas and diesel cars by 2035 — five years earlier than its previous target — in a bid to speed up efforts to tackle climate change.The announcement was timed to coincide...

China death toll reaches 259; WHO warns countries to prepare

By JOE McDONALD and SAM McNEIL | February 1, 2020

BEIJING (AP) — China’s death toll from a new virus rose to 259 on Saturday and a World Health Organization official said other governments need to prepare for“domestic outbreak control” if the disease spreads in their countries.Beijing criticized...

Xi calls situation grave as China scrambles to contain virus

By KEN MORITSUGU | January 25, 2020

BEIJING (AP) — China's leader on Saturday called the accelerating spread of a new virus a grave situation, as cities from the outbreak's epicenter in central China to Hong Kong scrambled to contain an illness that has infected more than 1,200 people...

DSW plans to open location in DeKalb Shopping Center

By Rachel Scaman | January 9, 2014

DSW, Designer Shoe Warehouse, will open in the DeKalb Shopping Center at a yet-to-be-announced date, replacing an Old Navy store that closed in early 2012.Mayor John Rey said DSW will complement other apparel and fashion retailers along Sycamore Road....

DeKalb may never get a shopping mall, offers substitutes for shoppers

By Gino Hernaiz | November 5, 2012

Without a large population and high income, DeKalb may never have a mall. Economic development consultant Roger Hopkins said population and household wealth determine whether a town or city will have a mall. The high-income neighborhoods in DeKalb and...

In Focus: Black Friday Survival Guide

By Martha Lueck | November 17, 2011

Martha Lueck Columnist You should definitely bundle up! I know, common sense, right? But you'd be amazed at how many people seem to think the excitement for hot sales is enough to keep them from freezing throughout hours of waiting for the doors of Best...