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Published December 24, 2010, 05:36 PM

Some Shoppers Wait Until the Last Minute

There are only few more hours left for everyone to get to the stores to find those last minute items to fill up the Christmas tree. On Friday morning, last minute shoppers are filled up the parking lots of area business to buy that last gift.

There are only few more hours left for everyone to get to the stores to find those last-minute items to fill up the space under the Christmas tree. On Friday morning, last minute shoppers are filled up the parking lots of area business to buy that last gift.

It's a familiar sound: shoppers ringing up gifts as they purchase the last gifts before the holidays. Even though Santa has his list checked twice, some people still need to finish theirs. With packed aisles at Target Super Center in Grand Forks, those shopping on Friday say they were buying just about everything.

"Electronics!"

"Last minute gifts."

"We were shopping for a turkey."

With the parking lot full of customers, Target officials say it gets to be a long day even though they close early on Christmas Eve.

"We will be steady all day especially in the morning. We're actually pretty busy in the morning but we will even have to kick people out of the store at 7 o'clock. You still get the last minute shoppers coming in," said Scott Stromme, Target employee.

Some last-minute shoppers say there just isn't enough time during the year to get their shopping done.

"Been busy with work and didn't have time," said Crystal Hible, last-minute shopper.

"It's a last minute thing and you have to try and get it all done and it's a rush rush thing," said Les Miller, another last minute shopper.

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