Retail

Nature Of The North Reopens in Moorhead

The store is a hub for all things nature.

MOORHEAD, Minn.- Nature of the North is the first retail rock climbing and bouldering outlet in the metro. They’ll plan a perfect outdoor trip for your group. Due to COVID-19, they weren’t able to do the grand opening they were hoping for. They say the support and patience from the community has made the wait worth it. The store opened on…

Boot Barn to Move Into Former Best Buy Location

West Acres announces Boot Barn will move outside the mall, Ragstock will move in

FARGO, N.D. — Boot Barn inside West Acres is moving but it’s not going far. The store will relocate across the mall’s parking lot. The retail chain will join Foss Swim School in the former Best Buy building. Boot Barn’s current location won’t be empty for long. West Acres Mall says Ragstock will move in. Both of the new stores…

Minnesota retailers can reopen, not all at Moorhead Center Mall are ready

According to Gov. Tim Walz's guidelines, shops can operate at 50 percent capacity and must have safety plans in place

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Because of the coronavirus pandemic, Corinne Stefanson’s boutique, The Classic, in Moorhead Center Mall has been closed for the past two months. “We’ve had downs and ups, but nothing like this,” she says. On the first day Minnesota retailers are allowed to reopen, Stefanson’s ready to get back to business — although still not sure exactly what…

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…