Posted: 11/11/04

Cities 97 Sampler goes fast in Forest Lake

It didn't take long ó seven minutes to be exact ó for Volume 16 of the Cities 97 Sampler to be sold out at Target in Forest Lake Thursday morning.

Target store officials here said customers started lining up at 4 a.m. in their quest to buy this hot collectible CD produced live in-studio at Cities 97 radio (97.1 FM).

The Forest Lake store was provided an allotment of 390 copies of the CD featuring18 songs and artists. At 8:07 a.m., all customers waiting in line were told they were out of luck.

The 16th edition of the Cities 97 Sampler called for 350,000 CDs and the quantity was sold out within minutes at Target stores throughout the region. All proceeds from the CD are donated to charity. Cities 97 officials said the 2004 CD will raise an additional $500,000 for Minnesota charities. (Photo By Cliff Buchan)


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