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Mandy Moltzan of Frazee does some shoe shopping at Lakes Sport Shop Saturday afternoon. Last year, sales increase nationally 58 percent for sporting goods from November to December.

Jolly shopping souls

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'Tis the season to be jolly -- and spend a jolly amount of money.

And statistics show a very large portion of that money goes to imports from China.

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The U.S. Census Bureau has collected some Christmas-related facts:

Retail sales by the nation's department stores in December of 2010 totaled $27.2 billion.

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