Shopping

Want To Shop Early on Sundays? The Vote May Soon Be in Your Hands

A Fargo man is working toward putting the blue law on the ballot

NORTH DAKOTA — Lawmakers denied the possibility of retail stores opening before noon on Sundays, but a local business owner isn’t giving up. A Fargo man said he is hoping to put a similar measure on an upcoming ballot. “Now that the bill is dead, we hope to put this exact issue to the voters,” said Brandon Medenwald, with North…

ND Senate Kills Repeal of Sunday Shopping Law

The bipartisan measure lifting the state's so-called blue laws failed 22-25

  BISMARCK, N.D. — The North Dakota Senate has killed a bill to repeal the state’s longstanding Sunday business restrictions. The bipartisan measure lifting the state’s so-called blue laws failed 22-25. It had narrowly passed the House 48-46 last month. The National Conference of State Legislatures says about a dozen states have some form of Sunday sales laws, but only…

The Home & Garden Show Takes Over the Fargodome

The expo lasts all weekend ling with more than 300 exhibits

FARGO, N.D. — No need to watch the Home Shopping Network this weekend – everyone is invited to the Red River Valley Home & Garden Show at the Fargodome. The show kicked off this afternoon where thousands of people are taking advantage of doing some home décor shopping. More than 300 exhibits include contractors, windows, decks, flooring and even kitchen…

Sunday Blue Law One Step Closer to Being a Thing of the Past

One day after voting down a bill to kill North Dakota's Blue Laws, the House reconsidered and passed the bill

The Sunday morning Blue Laws are one step closer to being a thing of the past in North Dakota. The bill will move to the senate where there is strong support on both sides of the isle. Some local city officials believe the Blue Laws hurt the competitive edge of some Fargo businesses. “Those sales and those sales tax dollars…

Racking Up The Retail Sales

The customer is always right. Even when he's an elk?

They say the customer is always right, and a gift shop owner in one of Colorado’s most popular tourist destinations decided to put that truism to the test recently when one of the “shoppers” at his Estes Park store went, ahem, a little wild. He didn’t bat an eyelash when this 900-pound plus elk strolled into his store for a…

North Dakota Lawmakers To Talk About Marijuana, Guns and Shopping

2017 Legislative Session in Bismarck

North Dakota’s legislative session is entering its fourth week with lawmakers set to consider a host of bills sure to draw citizens to the Capitol. The measures range from medical marijuana and ethics to gun-carrying and Sunday shopping. Another high-profile measure sponsored by Republican House Majority Leader Al Carlson would make it a crime for adults to wear masks in…

West Acres Losing Sears, Possibly New York and Company; Fargo Pizza Restaurant Also Closes

New York and Company employees say their store is also leaving West Acres Mall, making it the eighth open space to be filled

  Sears is leaving West Acres Mall by March after mall operators said they were not going to renew the store’s lease. Chris Heaton, who is Senior Vice President of Property Management, says they have known for the past few years that they were not going to renew the lease. Sears has been a part of the mall since it opened…

Last Minute Holiday Rush Brings Crowds to Businesses Big and Small

Each year present procrastinators flood the isles to finish holiday shopping... this year is no exception to the rule.

FARGO, N.D. With only two days left until Christmas, you’d think most people would have their gifts all squared away. The crowds at businesses around town make it clear that’s not the case for every one. “Well you know we got most of our stuff but my son had a few last minute things we needed to get and of…