Shopping

Blue Laws in North Dakota Are History

Multiple stores in Fargo opened before noon after the new law took effect on Thursday

FARGO, N.D. — North Dakota’s law banning Sunday shopping from midnight to noon is now history. Whatever it is you’re in the market for, you can now shop for it on Sunday mornings in North Dakota. That’s because the state’s Blue Laws have been lifted. “Well you’ve never been able to come until after lunch, which kind of gets in…

ND Businesses Excited To Open Early on Sunday

Buisnesses will no longer be required to wait till noon to open

FARGO N.D – Some retailers are going to be opening up earlier starting on Sunday. It’s because the state’s Blue Law not allowing businesses to be open from midnight to noon has been repealed. The goal is to allow businesses the opportunity to decide for themselves when they want to open. The law had been in place since the early…

Wild Terra Cider Holds First Vintage Clothes Market

The owner says she was inspired by her own love of vintage clothes

FARGO, N.D. — For chic clothes, good food and live music, look no further than Wild Terra Cider in downtown Fargo. The cider bar is having its first vintage clothes market, where you can shop from over two dozen vendors. People can also hang out, play games, listen to music, and of course, enjoy some cider. The owner at Wild Terra,…

Global Fashion Movement Comes to F-M Area for the First Time

Fashion Revolution Week was sparked by the 2013 Rana Plaza factory collapse in Bangladesh

FARGO, N.D. — Six years ago today, the Rana Plaza factory collapse in Bangladesh killed more than one thousand garment workers. That brought the working conditions of garment workers to the forefront and sparked the global Fashion Revolution. The movement is focused on changing the way clothes are sourced. “A lot of people think it’s done by machines. That’s actually not true. Each…

Willow District, A New Boutique, Holds Grand Opening in South Fargo

The store used to be Jessie Blu in downtown Fargo

FARGO, N.D. — You may remember the store Jessie Blu in downtown Fargo, but now it has a new name and location. The store is rebranded as Willow District and is now in South Fargo. The owner says the boutique’s customers wanted the shop to be closer to them. To celebrate the grand opening, people can enter to win door prizes,…

Businesses, Shoppers Respond to North Dakota’s Blue Law Repeal

retailers can start opening before noon on saturday on August 4

FARGO, N.D. — When it comes to owning a business, timing can be everything. “Especially when we have stores trying to compete with online. We have small businesses that are trying to make sure they’re available to people as often as they can be. That Sunday I think is huge,” said Amber Sander, Boots & Heels owner. Store owners across…

Red River Winter Market Brings Traditional Farmers Market Indoors

The regular season is July - October

MOORHEAD, Minn. — If you want to get some local shopping done but can’t stand being out in the cold, the Red River Winter Market may be the solution for you. One vendor, Charles Stattelman with Norel’s Hillside Orchard, has been making cider for most of his life. “My grandpa retired from dairy farming after 50 years, and he must’ve been…

West Acres Mall Closes Early Tuesday Due to Inclement Weather

Mall gives stores option to stay open Wednesday

FARGO, N.D. — West Acres Mall officials decided to close the mall at 6 p.m. Tuesday due to the weather outside. They are telling stores they have the option to remain closed or reopen Wednesday. The early closure didn’t stop many people from getting some shopping done. Some say they came to the mall since some other businesses across town closed…