Retail

End Of An Era: Only One Kmart Will Remain In All of Minnesota, Two In North Dakota

Stores Being Closed In Fargo, St. Paul and International Falls

FARGO, N.D. — Kmart in Minneapolis will soon be the only store in the former retail giant’s chain that is still in operation in Minnesota. The company has announced plans to close its stores in St. Paul and International falls by the end of the year. It was also announced over the weekend that Kmart on South University Drive in…

More Retailers Have Plus-Sized Mannequins

Most mannequins are only a size 2 or 0

More retailers, both big box and locally owned, are putting plus-sized mannequins in their stores. The average American woman is a size 12 or 14, but most mannequins are only size 2 or 0. Some shoppers and retailers both say they feel there’s a need for more representation in stores. “From my personal experience, when I’m shopping with my friends…

The Biz: Toys R Us Stores in South Dakota, Minnesota Closing, Starbucks Employees Get Good News

Chairman and CEO Dave Brandon said tough decisions are required to save Toys R Us

NATIONAL — The Toys R Us store in Fargo will remain open but the store in Rapid City, South Dakota is closing. It is among 180 stores being closed around the country. Four locations in the Twin Cities also made the closure list. Toys R Us is being squeezed by Amazon.com and huge chains like Walmart. It will begin closing…

Border Officials Seize 1,200 Stainless Steel Sinks Headed to North Dakota

They were discovered in a rail shipment at the port of entry in Portal

  PORTAL — Border officials have seized more than 1,200 stainless steel sinks because of an alleged trademark infringement. The sinks were headed from Canada into North Dakota. They were discovered in a rail shipment at the port of entry in Portal. Authorities say the counterfeit sinks could be worth more nearly one million dollars, based on the manufacturer’s suggested…

Fargo City Commission Approves Downtown Master Plan

Fargo's Downtown Infocus blueprint has been designed to provide recommendations for the next 100 years

FARGO, ND — The Fargo City Commission has approved the downtown master plan, which means change is in store. “Downtown is great already and so this is really just about taking it to that next level,” said Nicole Crutchfield, a planning administrator with the City of Fargo. Fargo’s Downtown Infocus blueprint has been designed to provide recommendations for the next…

Governor Burgum Honors SunButter Headquarters in Fargo

They say they're selling millions of jars across the continent, doubling their sales from the past two years

FARGO, ND — Governor Burgum made a stop at SunButter’s headquarters to celebrate their commitment to manufacturing in Fargo. Officials with the company which makes seed-to-jar sunflower butter say they’re fast growing and employ more than 20 people in the area. They say they’re selling millions of jars across the continent, doubling their sales from the past two years. SunButter…

West Acres Announces New Store to Fill Vacancy

"Dry Goods" will take over the spot formerly occupied by Aeropostale in West Acres

  FARGO, ND — “Dry Goods” is coming to West Acres Mall. The Iowa-based, women’s fashion retail chain, will open its first North Dakota location next spring. Dry Goods will take over the spot formerly occupied by Aeropostale in West Acres. It’ll be one of several new stores coming to the mall in the next few months after several stores…

New NDSU Student and Retail Complex Breaks Ground

Just a few months ago, PROffutt Limited Partnership was selected to develop a new student housing and retail complex on the 1600 block just off University Drive

FARGO, ND — The NDSU campus has been evolving over the last few years. New shops have opened and neighborhoods are transforming. A new student housing and retail complex will soon be thrown into that mix. Just a few months ago, PROffutt Limited Partnership was selected to develop a new student housing and retail complex on the 1600 block just…

New Store Aimed at Teens Coming to the West Acres Mall

They say Zumiez is a teen-centered retailer with a focus on serving the skater in all of us

  FARGO, ND — Zumiez is coming to West Acres Mall. Mall staff made the announcement in a blog post online. They say Zumiez is a teen-centered retailer with a focus on serving the skater in all of us. The company provides cutting edge clothing, footwear and accessories for skate and snow and active lifestyles. The store will open in…

Lost in Fargo is Making Moves Outside of Downtown

Lost in Fargo is closing its retail shop downtown and will continue to do pop up shops instead

FARGO, ND — ‘Lost in Fargo’ is saying goodbye to one location and hello to some brand new ones. Lost in Fargo is a clothing brand that started in 2015, focused on exploring Fargo and seeing the hidden side of things. After opening a retail shop in downtown Fargo six months ago, the clothing store is celebrating its last day….