Black Friday extends into Thursday morning

While many are still settled in enjoying leftovers, eating some pumpkin pie and spending time with family, the recent tradition of stores opening their doors for early Black Friday sales is well underway.

Already some shoppers have made their way in and out of stores and are back at home after snatching up some hot Black Friday deals. Dante and Candee Habiger were the first in line at Herberger's on Thursday morning.

“For some of the early bird savings, the deals, the air fryer is the big thing that's got us out here,” the couple said.

They lined up at 9:30 a.m. They say they are usually not first in line, but this was a special case.

“This was an exception just because it started so early,” Dante said. “Being that it was at 11 o'clock we have our lunch postponed, so we wanted to try to be the first ones for a change.”

Annual Black Friday shoppers, the Habigers, once had a sewing machine stolen out of their cart but have learned to pay closer attention.

“We've never seen it really bad, not like the mob mentality, just you gotta watch what you're putting in your cart make sure it stays with you,” Dante said.

Herberger's was the earliest to open at 11 a.m. on Thursday with many more following in the afternoon and evening.