I have visited the Walgreens on the corner of 109th and Highway 65 in Blaine many times. The first couple of visits I was received a nice friendly greeting and assumed they were slow that day and had the time to go out of their way to greet people or even notice they were in the store. Nope! This was the greeting every time I walked into the store. I noticed that all of the employees were happy and smiling which immediately changed my mood into a friendlier one and my face lit up each time. When I made a purchase the clerk would look in her envelope sure that she had a coupon to help with my purchase. Another visit I need Gel soles for my shoes and received a "personal shopper" to assist me with the different soles and her experience with specific brands of gel soles which greatly helped me in the race for the cure walk I had entered. I now go out of my way when I have to go to a Walgreens store to visit the one in Blaine. It made me feel great when an employee told me she loves happy people coming in, it is nice to see smiles. To get a smile you have to give a smile.
I like CVS for their national network for prescriptions. However, this store is too crowded, and the aisles are often blocked with merchandise. If you are looking for the deals from the Sunday paper, make sure you get there the moment the doors open on Sunday - or else they will be sold out of the 1-4 items that is their allotment of the advertisised item.
Walgreens is a big store that always looks empty. I couldn't find two things I needed so I went to the other one nearby.