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May 8, 2019
Maurices employees gather to celebrate the sale of the company to OpCapita, a private equity firm based in London. Steve Kuchera /
New owners take reins at Duluth-based Maurices
May 8, 2019 - 10:55am
April 11, 2019
Shelby Lindrud / Tribune  

The Target in Willmar is one of the Minnesota stores slated to get a remodel this year.
Willmar's Target slated for upgrade
April 11, 2019 - 8:00am
April 10, 2019
Tribune file photo 

Bruce Nustad, president of the Minnesota Retailers Association, said malls – such as Willmar's Kandi Mall shown in this undated file photo – go through cycles but there are opportunities. There are still many shoppers who prefer brick-and-mortar stores for their retail shopping.
Challenging time for retail amid 'recovering economy' speaker tells Willmar crowd
April 10, 2019 - 6:28am
March 25, 2019
The exterior of Maurices in the Miller Hill Mall in Duluth is seen in this file photo. Forum News Service
Clothing retailer Maurices being sold to European private equity firm
March 25, 2019 - 9:53am
March 23, 2019
Photo of Tyson's Buffalo Chicken Strips, which were recalled on March 21, 2019. Courtesy of Tyson Food.
Tyson recalls chicken strips after customers report finding metal in them
March 23, 2019 - 10:17am
February 20, 2019
Photo courtesy of Kohl's

A 35,000-square-foot Kohl's opened in Marshfield, Wisconsin, a community of approximately 20,000 people, in the fall of 2016. The store is about 60 percent smaller than an average Kohl's and, according to the company, focuses its stock on what the community wants. Owners of Willmar's Kandi Mall confirmed Wednesday that Kohl's plans to open a 40,000-square-foot store in the mall late this year.
Kandi Mall owners thrilled with Kohl's decision to come to Willmar
February 20, 2019 - 9:44pm
February 19, 2019
Kohl's Company has pulled a building permit to split the former Kmart store at the Kandi Mall into two retail sites, one of which will be a Kohl's department store.
Kohl’s gets building permit for former Kmart site at the Kandi Mall
February 19, 2019 - 10:51pm
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