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In Minnesota, the Star Tribune reports that Aldi, which "used to accept only a select number of debit cards is now accepting all credit cards, including Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express" - though only in select stores in Minnesota and New York.

The credit card test began in November and has been embraced by customers, the story says, leading to the possibility that it could be expanded.

In addition, the Star Tribune writes, Aldi has been running select coupon offers in certain newspapers - also unusual for the company.
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