Downtown areas in west central Minnesota see changes in recent years
In the last decade, big box stores have come to dominate the local shopping scene, and the ease and convenience of online shopping has meant that people no longer need to leave their homes to purchase even the essentials.
These days, two-thirds of all Americans have purchased a product online, according to the Pew Research Center, and 78 percent agree that it’s a more convenient way of shopping.
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