Target registers back in service after nationwide outage

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1962: The first Target discount store opens in Roseville, Minnesota. By the end of 1962, four more stores would open in Minnesota.

HOUSTON - Target customers are finally able to purchase their merchandise after registers are back online, according to the company. 

Target announced on Twitter that the registers are fully back online. The company said the 2-hour outage was caused by an internal technology issue. Target issued an apology to customers for the inconvenience. 

The company reassured customers that this issue was not a data breach or security-related issue.

Social media quickly reacted when the outage occurred by using the hashtag #Targetdown.