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There’s a slight chance of severe weather today in the form of heavy winds for north and central Louisiana, with a marginal chance for the capital. That could impact a few big games today as Grambling and Southern go at it for the Bayou Classic, and Tech plays UTSA with the C-USA West on the line.

LSU’s game against A&M today could see some rougher weather as well, but ULM/UL Lafayette, Nicholls/North Dakota, and SELU/Villanova should be fine.

If you feel like braving the weather today, just know this year’s crop of Louisiana Christmas trees is looking great according to Steele’s Christmas Trees founder Kevin Steele, who owns a farm out in Angie…

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The National Christmas Tree Association estimates the average price for a tree this year is 76 dollars nationwide, with prices lower on average locally.

It’s small business Saturday today and The National Federation of Independent BusinessState Director Dawn Starns hopes you’ve saved some cash to spend at a local, independently owned store. Starns says some businesses add holiday activities to the shopping experience to get the whole family involved and break up the mundane big retail store holiday experience.

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Nearly 104 million Americans participated in Small Business Saturday last year.

And whether you shop local or big box, Amanda Larkins, Outreach Manager for the Louisiana AG’s Office says keep an eye on your presents because neer-do-wells are on the prowl this season looking to rip off a few shoppers. Larkin says don’t leave your gifts out of sight.

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