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Target discloses plans for Sunday morning hours once North Dakota ban is lifted
July 10, 2019 - 2:10pm
BISMARCK — One of the most prominent retail chains in North Dakota will open its doors as early as 7 a.m. on Sundays once the state's ban on...
Payless to close all U.S. stores
February 18, 2019 - 3:14pm
GRAND FORKS -- Payless ShoeSource will close all U.S. stores this year, including several in North Dakota and Minnesota. Between March and May,...
EpiPen shortage persists for some: Lifesaving device still in short supply as prices rise
September 24, 2018 - 6:05am
DULUTH — When he was 13 months old, Keenan Oswald's mom gave him a taste of a new treat: peanut butter toast. "He stuck it on his tongue,...
North Dakota sales tax collections continue to increase
September 17, 2018 - 4:37pm
BISMARCK — North Dakota's rebounding sales tax collections continued in the second quarter with receipts that were almost 10 percent higher...
Sales tax windfall expected for Fargo, West Fargo after Supreme Court case
July 12, 2018 - 5:25pm
FARGO —- A Supreme Court ruling requiring more online retailers to collect sales taxes will likely benefit Fargo and West Fargo significantly,...
ND taxable sales and purchases up in 2017, but down in larger cities
March 28, 2018 - 11:02am
BISMARCK -- North Dakota’s taxable sales and purchases jumped 3 percent in 2017, an increase that Tax Commissioner Ryan Rauschenberger called...
Regional grocery store CEO earns national recognition
February 16, 2018 - 4:21pm
GRAND FORKS—The president and CEO of Hugo's has received national recognition for her role leading the regional grocery chain. Kristi Magnuson...
California company buys Macy's space in Grand Forks, finds potential tenant
January 17, 2018 - 8:22pm
GRAND FORKS—A California property management company is in talks about bringing a possible tenant to the Macy's space at Columbia Mall...
Western Minn. Sam's Club among 63 to close nationwide
January 11, 2018 - 6:33pm
MOORHEAD, Minn. — Wayne Sander said things seemed busy at the Sam's Club in Moorhead since he got a job in the photo department just after...
'Terrible business idea' at top of worldwide Etsy sales
December 26, 2017 - 7:32am
GRAND FORKS, N.D. — "This is a terrible business idea." Marie Strinden Jensen has heard the harsh words more than once about her Fighting...
Gander Outdoors to open first store in Minnesota
December 13, 2017 - 5:35pm
LAKEVILLE, Minn. – Gander Outdoors, the reborn version of defunct Gander Mountain, opened its first store in Lakeville near the Twin Cities...
Dollar General's push into ND creates worry in small towns
December 10, 2017 - 7:28am
HANKINSON, N.D. — A change is coming to small-town North Dakota and it began in the southeast corner of the state in Hankinson.. Last February,...
Black Friday better for retailers, including small stores, than Small Business Saturday
November 22, 2017 - 8:04am
FARGO—Even for small businesses here, Black Friday could be a better day for sales than Small Business Saturday. That's a main takeaway...
Lululemon comes to Fargo: Clothing brand opens its first ND store in West Acres
November 19, 2017 - 7:51pm
FARGO—A line of 40 or so people waiting for the doors to be unlocked said it all—locals were eager to check out North Dakota's first...
Bustling Empire: South Dakota mall defies the odds
August 29, 2017 - 2:34pm
Judging by the Empire Mall in Sioux Falls, S.D., reports of malls’ death have been greatly exaggerated By Rob Swenson SIOUX FALLS, S.D....