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February 17, 2019
Digital brands are booming. Can they save malls?
February 17, 2019 - 1:08pm
February 16, 2019
The Payless Shoe store in Willmar, along with the rest of the company's stores, is expected to close by the end of March.
Tribune file photo
Payless to close all its stores by end of March
February 16, 2019 - 11:15am
January 29, 2019
Newspaper delivery delays possible due to severe weather
January 29, 2019 - 12:44pm
Tribune file photo
Kandi Mall to close early Tuesday due to weather
January 29, 2019 - 11:38am
January 22, 2019
Erica Dischino / Tribune

Clothing is displayed just outside the Amal Express shop at the Midtown Plaza in downtown Willmar. Organizers of a new pilot program to assist small Kandiyohi County retailers point to Willmar's diverse business community as a great asset.
Pilot program aims to help assist Kandiyohi County retailers
January 22, 2019 - 10:28pm
January 17, 2019
Shopko in Mayville, N.D., is seen in 2016 when it opened. The store is on the closure list. Forum News Service file photo
Shopko to shut additional tri-state area locations
January 17, 2019 - 5:34pm
January 5, 2019
File photo of the Sears store in Grand Forks, ND
Survival of Sears hangs by thread as bid ruling said to be delayed
January 5, 2019 - 12:04pm
December 28, 2018
Kmart's parent company announced it will close the Grand Forks store in March. Photo by Lori Weber Menke/Grand Forks Herald
Kmart, Sears announce more closings, including Grand Forks
December 28, 2018 - 2:35pm
December 21, 2018
Healing the holiday hurt: A tough season to avoid overspending
December 21, 2018 - 8:35pm
December 18, 2018
Shelby Lindrud / Tribune 
Hallmark employees Fran McCullough, from left, manager Mary Zvorak and Judy Taylor help customers check out Tuesday at the store in the Kandi Mall. The closure announcement has hit all six of the store's employees hard, as well as the customers, said Zvorak.
Hallmark in Willmar's Kandi Mall is closing; Regis Salon also closing
December 18, 2018 - 5:53pm
December 12, 2018
Shelby Lindrud/Tribune
Lois Wesburg, of Greater Minnesota Family Services, picks out a quilt to go with a bed being donated by Slumberland. The bed will go to a family being served by Family Services.
Willmar Slumberland marks 20 years of bed donations
December 12, 2018 - 6:03am
December 10, 2018
The customer showroom at Lakeshirts in the spring of 2018. Vicki Gerdes / Forum News Service
Minnesota apparel firm puts shoplifters to work
December 10, 2018 - 10:05am
December 6, 2018
File photo / Tribune The Shopko Hometown in Paynesville is closing, one of 39 Shopko stores across 14 states being shut down by the company.
Paynesville Shopko one of 39 locations closing
December 6, 2018 - 11:09am
December 3, 2018
Erica Dischino / Tribune

The Sears Hometown store at the Kandi Mall in Willmar is closing, and a liquidation sale will go through Jan. 12.
Update: Sears Hometown at Kandi Mall to close, liquidation sale through Jan. 12
December 3, 2018 - 7:58pm
Erica Dischino / Tribune 
The Sears Hometown Store, located in the Kandi Mall, is closing. The liquidation sale at the store has begun.
Kandi Mall’s Sears Hometown closing
December 3, 2018 - 1:20pm