TARGET, Medina, MN on Black Friday 2001 – Thanksgiving night just before midnight…there’s a surprisingly very large crowd patiently waiting in line outside of the Target in Medina, MN. Check out the brief one minute video below of the crowds! This is the official kick-off to the Black Friday sales push by all retailers for the Christmas season. I was caught off guard at the size of the crowd – this is Medina! (Medina, MN is located just west of Plymouth and south of Maple Grove). It is about 20-25 minutes northwest of downtown Minneapolis.