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Mall of America opens Black Friday

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Black Friday started with a bang at the Mall of America.

The country's largest mall, outside of Minneapolis, opened it's doors at 5:00 a.m.

The first 200 guests were given gift cards ranging in value from $10 to $500. 

Other guests received mystery scratch offs offering prizes like TV's, Paisley Park Tickets and suits at a Twin's game. 

The mall was closed on Thanksgiving day but anchor stores - Macy's and Sears - opened their doors Thursday night. 

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