Shopping

Second Location of The Black Frame Boutique Opens in Moorhead

Just off of Main Street, you can find the store at 23 4th Street South

MOORHEAD, Minn. — The Black Frame Boutique in Fargo has opened up their second location and it’s in the heart of downtown Moorhead. Just off of Main Street, you can find the store at 23 4th Street South. The owner of the store started the business out of her basement and has now brought her custom t shirt designs and…

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…

Detroit Lakes Department Store Norby’s to Close After 112 Years

They will have a final sale starting June 7

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — Norby’s Department Store in Detroit Lakes has announced that after 112 years of business, they will be closing their doors. “I’m very disappointed. It’s just enjoyable to have a special little trip to come here, and the people there have been marvelous,” Marleen Krause, a shopper, said. “It’s going to be hard on the community, I…

Food Commission Discusses Bringing SNAP Benefits to Farmers’ Markets

Commission members say one of the biggest challenges is getting connected

FARGO, N.D. —┬áThe Cass Clay Food Commission met to discuss how federal nutrition programs, like SNAP, which used to be called food stamps, could be used at farmers’ markets. “The SNAP participant being able to go to a farmers’ market and being able to participate in that community. It’s inclusivity of people who are lower income, and who often are…

New Chairman Selected For ‘North Dakota Open On Sundays’ Effort

Bill Burgess Is Co-Founder of Simply Made Apps With Brandon Medenwald

FARGO, N.D. — The group “North Dakota Open on Sundays” has a new leader. Fargo businessman Bill Burgess is taking over as chairman as they try to repeal the state’s Sunday Closing law. Burgess is a co-founder of Simply Made Apps and was the third highest signature gatherer during the groups initiated measure effort last year. Former chairman Brandon Medenwald…

Church Creates Gift Baskets for Homeless Youth

Church members got to go shopping and use their creativity

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — Members of┬áLakes Area Vineyard Church got to do some shopping for homeless youth in the area. They’re putting together gift baskets that go beyond just living essentials. Organizers say items like gift cards or snacks will allow the homeless youth to have more fun with their friends. There are about 55 homeless youth in Detroit Lakes,…

Shoppers Flock to Local Retailers for the Biggest Return Day of the Year

But for many shoppers out, they don't seem to be returning gifts, they seem to be spending

FARGO, ND — After we rip open gifts from under the tree, there usually ends up a pile of stuff to return. The day after Christmas is known as the biggest return day of the year, but in Fargo that didn’t seem to be the case. Many Christmas presents are going back to the stores they came from. “I do…

Last Minute Christmas Shopping at West Acres

Families and friends were up and down the aisles of stores at West Acres Mall and many shoppers got their gifts wrapped at the station in the food court

FARGO, ND — It’s the day before Christmas but that hasn’t stopped shoppers from running to the mall to pick up some last minute gifts. Families and friends were up and down the aisles of stores at West Acres Mall and many shoppers got their gifts wrapped at the station in the food court. The staff says they saw fewer…

Cyber Monday Do’s and Dont’s

The BBB recommends using trustworthy sites, maybe even ones you've used before

FARGO, ND — It’s cyber Monday and that means we are in the heart of holiday shopping sales but the Better Business Bureau wants you to be shopping smart and safe. The BBB recommends using trustworthy sites, maybe even ones you’ve used before. If you are questioning the site, put the name and the word scam into a search engine…

Some Prefer to Keep Black Friday Shopping to Just Friday

Santa Claus has also made his way back to the mall so people can take pictures with him

FARGO, ND — While many people tried to get Black Friday steals last night, others say they preferred to do their shopping today. Places like West Acres Mall were packed with people all day trying to get bargains. Santa Claus has also made his way back to the mall so people can take pictures with him. One family from California…