Weather Forecast



January 25, 2012
J.C. Penney getting rid of hundreds of sales, cutting everyday prices instead
January 25, 2012 - 9:22am
December 19, 2011
Michelle Ramirez is surprised with a Corn Capital Cash gift by Chamber of Commerce Director Nancy Standfuss.
Olivia businesses use holiday season to say thanks
December 19, 2011 - 5:04pm
November 25, 2011
As shoppers flock to the stores today for the holiday opener, financial counselors urge a reality check. Overspending can be a problem if shoppers don't have a plan. (Tribune photo by Ron Adams)
Scrimp or splurge: Financial counselors advise a consumer reality check
November 25, 2011 - 12:00am
December 27, 2010
Katelyn Visser of Willmar folds and sorts items Sunday on the sale tables at Vanity in the Kandi Mall in Willmar. Store managers say the shopping crowds picked up in the afternoon Sunday. (Tribune photo by Ron Adams)
Shoppers hit Willmar stores in search of a deal
December 27, 2010 - 12:00am
Gary Williams, right, of Cullen's Home Center in Willmar, demonstrates the use of a television audio system Friday for customers Robert Endter, left, from Wisconsin, and Roger Heller of Olivia. Tribune photo by Ron Adams
Turnout pleases store managers as holiday shopping season begins
November 27, 2010 - 12:00am
November 26, 2010
Shriner Ron Rosenboom of Willmar rings bells for the Salvation Army Friday in front WalMart in Willmar.
Willmar stores report good shopping turnout
November 26, 2010 - 10:47am
Thanksgiving sales bring shoppers, grumbles
November 26, 2010 - 10:44am
November 19, 2010
During her workday Wednesday at Target in Willmar, Stacy Neumeister makes sure that everything is in order in the aisles most beloved by the tots. Retailers are pulling out all the stops for the holiday shopping season, and the deals begin long before the traditional Black Friday after Thanksgiving. (Tribune photo by Ron Adams)
Shopping opener this year: The early bird gets the deal
November 19, 2010 - 12:00am
December 23, 2009
Bonnie Preuss of Belview, a customer at Dunlavy's General Store in downtown Willmar, looks through merchandise Tuesday as she does some last-minute Christmas shopping. Local shoppers spent the day in a mad dash for last-minute gifts ahead of a major snowstorm that could hit the area today. Tribune photo by Linda Vanderwerf
Christmas nears, but shoppers are far from done
December 23, 2009 - 12:00am
November 27, 2009
Crowds a block long stood outside Best Buy in Willmar before the store opened at 5 a.m.  Shoppers were looking for bargains during Black Friday, signaling the start of the Christ-mas shopping season where retailers hope to earn enough revenue to get their books in the black by the end of the year. Tribune photo by Carolyn Lange
Waiting for the good buy
November 27, 2009 - 10:20am
November 21, 2009
Cheryl Ruter of Raymond, left, helps customer Carla Buzzeo with her purchases at Herberger's Nov. 14 as hundreds of  shoppers spent the day getting in some early holiday shopping. (Tribune photo by Ron Adams)
Retailers optimistic about holiday sales
November 21, 2009 - 7:30am
November 10, 2009
A display sign listing the deal of the day informs shoppers at the Moorhead KMart store. David Samson/The Forum
A season to save: Retailers cutting deep into prices to draw business
November 10, 2009 - 12:00am
October 24, 2009
Letter: Don't rush the season
October 24, 2009 - 12:00am
December 19, 2008
Angie Wiegmann of Sunburg shops Thursday at the Calendar Club kiosk at the Kandi Mall in Willmar. Revenue for Calendar Club, an Austin, Texas, retailer of calendars and games, is a little off this year over last. However, Janet Olney, a local artist who manages the ki-osk, says if she misses her sales goal this year, it won't be by much. Tribune photo by Bill Zimmer
Specialty retailers find success during the holiday season
December 19, 2008 - 12:00am
November 29, 2008
Lines at the checkouts were a common sight Friday in the stores at the Kandi Mall in Willmar. Reports nationally showed that shoppers were out in force, though they were somewhat cautious in their spending and stuck to their lists. (Tribune photo by Ron Adams)
Black Friday shoppers fill local stores
November 29, 2008 - 12:00am