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Friday P.M. Report

Sun Country Airlines ready to exit bankruptcy, Minneapolis population up while St. Paul’s fell, and Best Buy ramps up Halo game launch.

Sun Country Airlines sets stage for bankruptcy exit: U.S. District Court Judge Robert Kressel has approved Sun Country Airlines’ plan of reorganization, paving the way for the company to exit bankruptcy. The plan provides for cash payments to certain creditors. Read full story

Minneapolis population up slightly, St. Paul’s fell: Minneapolis grew a smidgen between 2000 to 2009, adding just under 1 percent to its population base, according to revised population figures released today by the U.S. Census Bureau. Meanwhile, population in St. Paul and Bloomington — Minnesota’s next two-largest cities — dropped. Read full story

Best Buy plans special hours for Halo game launch: Best Buy plans to open 400 of its stores around the country at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday to accommodate fans of the latest installment of the Halo video game franchise. Tuesday’s launch of Halo: Reach is one of the most anticipated new games to be released this year, said Chris Homeister, senior vice president and general manager of the home entertainment group at Best Buy. Read full story