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Associated Press, Published November 26 2011

Mall of America breaks Black Friday record

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (AP) — The Mall of America has broken its Black Friday record for shoppers, thanks to a midnight opening.

Mall spokeswoman Bridget Jewell says 210,000 visitors came through the doors Friday. That breaks the Bloomington mall's Black Friday record of 200,000 shoppers set last year.

For the first time, the Mall of America opened Black Friday shopping at midnight. More than 120 stores at the mall opened at midnight.