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January 22, 2019
Carr's Convenience Store in Verndale has closed. Signs of the closure could be seen Monday, Jan. 21.
Michael Johnson/Pioneer Journal
Carr's Convenience in Verndale closes
January 22, 2019 - 4:33pm
December 7, 2018
Area businesses and organizations took part in the annual Chili Cook-Off in downtown Wadena in September. The chili taste testing gets people downtown along retail businesses and leaves them full of chili.
Michael Johnson/Pioneer Journal
Compete with online shopping? If you can't beat 'em, join 'em
December 7, 2018 - 8:12am
Shoppers walk through downtown Alexandria last August. Although online shopping is growing, the vast majority of retail sales are generated by in-store shoppers. (Echo Press file photo)
Series on shopping: Changing things up
December 7, 2018 - 8:04am
December 3, 2018
Sophia Thompson tries to remember just what she wanted for Christmas after Santa Claus popped the question, Saturday at the Neighborhood Christmas Party at Merickel Ace Hardware in Wadena.
Michael Johnson/Pioneer Journal
Santa sighting at Neighborhood Christmas Party
December 3, 2018 - 4:00pm
November 30, 2018
Downtown Perham maintains a strong business district, despite the growing popularity of online shopping. (Paula Quam / Focus)
Fighting back: Local retailers step up their game as online shopping gives them a run for their money
November 30, 2018 - 8:03am
November 23, 2018
Downtown Perham has a wide variety of retail stores. Jason Miller / FOCUS
The fight for your dollar
November 23, 2018 - 8:00am
November 2, 2018
Bob Tubandt has sold Lyle's Shoe Store in Wadena after working there for 58 years. He's owned the store 40 years and said quality staff providing quality customer service have kept people coming back all these years.
Michael Johnson/Pioneer Journal
Tubandt leaving shoe biz: 58 years was long enough for boxing hall of famer
November 2, 2018 - 8:48am
February 6, 2018
47 retail stores closing as parent company struggles with debt, slumping sales
February 6, 2018 - 8:50am