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April 20, 2017
Hitting the century mark: J.C. Penney celebrates 100 years of business in Bemidji Friday
April 20, 2017 - 5:40pm
Prairie Yarns, 2607 S. University Drive, Fargo, will close Friday, April 21, and reopen in early June as Prairie Yarns Fiber Center with new ownership and a new financing model. Dave Wallis / Forum News Service
Store for knitters shifts to new owner, member-supported financing model
April 20, 2017 - 1:57pm
April 5, 2017
Payless ShoeSource is closing 400 stores, including one in Moorhead, after filing for bankruptcy protection. David Samson / The Forum
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Payless to close 400 stores, including in Moorhead, after filing for bankruptcy protection
April 5, 2017 - 11:30am
April 4, 2017
A shopping cart is seen outside a Staples office supplies store in the Chicago suburb of Glenview, Illinois. REUTERS/Jim Young/File Photo
Office supplies retailer Staples explores sale
April 4, 2017 - 10:14am
April 3, 2017
An early view of the Gordmans store in Fargo, 5100 14th Ave. S., which opened in March 2001. Special to Forum News Service
Gordmans will stay open in four ND cities, close in five Minn. locations
April 3, 2017 - 5:31pm
March 22, 2017
A Sears logo is seen inside a department store in Garden City, New York, U.S. on May 23, 2016. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton/File Photoplay button
Survival of Sears and Kmart is in doubt
March 22, 2017 - 11:00am
March 17, 2017
Michael J. Beard, general manager for J.C. Penney, cuts the ribbon for the re-grand opening of the store in July 2016 at the Paul Bunyan Mall. Beard was joined by members of the Boys & Girls Club of the Bemidji Area and Bemidji Chamber Ambassadors. (Jillian Gandsey | Bemidji Pioneer)
Bemidji's J.C. Penney not among region stores set to close
March 17, 2017 - 5:43pm
March 15, 2017
Northern Minn. city starts petition to keep its J.C. Penney
March 15, 2017 - 7:21pm
March 10, 2017
Gander Mountain files for bankruptcy; Bemidji store to remain open
March 10, 2017 - 5:00pm
March 7, 2017
Nicholas Eckhart / Flickr
Gordmans calls bankruptcy report 'rumor or speculation'
March 7, 2017 - 1:22pm
February 24, 2017
Customers ride the escalator at a J.C. Penney store in New York Aug. 14, 2013. Brendan McDermid / Reutersplay button
J.C. Penney to shut 130 to 140 stores
February 24, 2017 - 9:40am
February 15, 2017
Gregory A. Sandfort, left, chief executive officer of Tractor Supply Co., and Marvin Ellison, chief executive officer of JC Penneys, speaks before President Donald Trump arrival for a listening session with the Retail Industry Leaders Association and member company CEOs in the Rosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. Joshua Roberts / Reuters
Trump meets with retail CEOs to talk taxes, imports
February 15, 2017 - 3:26pm
November 27, 2013
Bryanna Hovestol sorts chocolate at Chocolates Plus on Nov. 21. Janel Hart, who owns the store in downtown Bemidji, is one of many retailers expecting positive sales numbers during the coming holiday shopping season. Zach Kayser | Bemidji Pioneer
Local small businesses optimistic for this year’s sales numbers
November 27, 2013 - 7:25pm
December 8, 2011
Pamida plans to close doors by Feb. 28. Pioneer file/Steve Wagner
'Too much competition' forcing Pamida to close doors in Bemidji
December 8, 2011 - 12:00am