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December 26, 2017
Marie Strinden checks out one of her best-seller items at her downtown Grand Forks business, Relax Event Studio and Fighting Sawks. photo by Eric Hylden/Grand Forks Heraldplay button
'Terrible business idea' at top of worldwide Etsy sales
December 26, 2017 - 7:32am
December 23, 2017
Shelby Lindrud / Tribune

The retail space that once housed Best Buy on South First Street in Willmar will soon be the home of PetSmart. Demolition work has already begun inside the space.
PetSmart comes to Willmar
December 23, 2017 - 7:31am
December 15, 2017
Letter: Support your local businesses this season
December 15, 2017 - 5:46am
December 13, 2017
The Gander Mountain store located at 2121 43rd St. S. in Fargo is one of the stores that closed. David Samson / Forum News Service
Gander Outdoors to open first store in Minnesota
December 13, 2017 - 5:35pm
December 10, 2017
Municipal auditorium in downtown Cando, N.D., which features first-run movies and locally produced live theater. Blake Gumprecht / Forum News Service
Dollar General's push into ND creates worry in small towns
December 10, 2017 - 7:28am
November 23, 2017
BBB of Minnesota and North Dakota offers Black Friday tips
November 23, 2017 - 6:46am
November 22, 2017
Pixabay / Special to The Forum
Black Friday better for retailers, including small stores, than Small Business Saturday
November 22, 2017 - 8:04am
November 3, 2017
Shoppers at a Kmart in Hamilton Township, N.J., April 12, 2017.  (John Taggart/Copyright 2017 The New York Times)
Sears, Kmart plan to shutter 63 more locations in latest retrenchment
November 3, 2017 - 12:48pm
October 31, 2017
The Book World store at 15528 Edgewood Drive in Baxter, Minn.,  will be closing, along with the company’s other 44 locations in seven states. Steve Kohls / Forum News Service
Book World to close its six stores in Minn., ND
October 31, 2017 - 9:27pm
October 30, 2017
Cash Wise to build 4th store in Fargo-Moorhead metro at site of proposed outlet mall
October 30, 2017 - 5:31pm
October 19, 2017
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Target to remodel more stores as chain seeks edge over Wal-Mart
October 19, 2017 - 10:45am
October 4, 2017
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Here are the 33 stores that will be closed on Thanksgiving day in 2017
October 4, 2017 - 3:14pm
October 3, 2017
Americans are expected to spend an average of $1,189 this holiday season. MUST CREDIT: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg.
The era of holiday deals is dead, and so is Black Friday
October 3, 2017 - 3:57pm
September 11, 2017
Zumiez opened Friday, Sept. 1, in Fargo's West Acres Shopping Center, 3902 13th Ave. S. Ryan Johnson / Forum News Service
No worries for Zumiez, West Acres' newest store
September 11, 2017 - 4:23pm
August 23, 2017
Tom Cherveny / Tribune 

Naomi Olive, sustainable agriculture and food systems program associate for the University of Minnesota's Regional Sustainable Development Partnerships, looks over the produce offerings Tuesday at Island Market in Bird Island during a tour of the store.
Island Market shows viability of local ownership
August 23, 2017 - 9:45pm