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December 12, 2018
Despite losing two large stores in the past year, the Viking Plaza Mall in Alexandria had a steady stream of shoppers on a recent weekday afternoon.  (Lowell Anderson / Echo Press)
More store closings greet holiday shoppers: Sears, Payless to close its doors
December 12, 2018 - 6:19am
December 11, 2018
Senate passes 2018 Farm Bill compromise, House vote expected as soon as Wednesday
December 11, 2018 - 5:41pm
December 9, 2018
The Briefcase
December 9, 2018 - 12:12pm
December 7, 2018
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Cupkie Christmas Village is a true holiday experience!
December 7, 2018 - 1:51pm
Events such as the Party in the Street in Alexandria can bring a lot of potential shoppers into the downtown area. (File photo)
Creating a culture of mutual support: Adapting is part of survival
December 7, 2018 - 12:05pm
A shopper carries several bags though the Viking Plaza Mall in Alexandria Wednesday afternoon. (Lowell Anderson / Echo Press)
Retail is reinventing itself: Education, customer service among keys for area stores
December 7, 2018 - 12:00pm
December 6, 2018
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Gas prices fall to lowest of the year in North Dakota, Minnesota, nation
December 6, 2018 - 8:05pm
December 4, 2018
Opportunity for ethanol production, exports growing
December 4, 2018 - 12:46pm
December 3, 2018
Frost, wind cause power outage
December 3, 2018 - 12:51pm
John Christianson of Christianson PLLP at Willmar, Minn.,was one of the speakers on March 7 at the 111th Minnesota Grain & Feed annual meeting and trade show at the Mystic Lake Casino Hotel in Prior Lake, Minn.Photo taken March 7, 2018, at Prior Lake, Minn. Mikkel Pates / Agweek
4 things to avoid co-op financial woes: Boards can learn from Ashby, Minn., scandal
December 3, 2018 - 6:00am
December 2, 2018
The Briefcase
December 2, 2018 - 8:48am
December 1, 2018
On The Street
December 1, 2018 - 12:47pm
Heidi Bergerson (right), co-owner of Scandinavian Gift Shop in Alexandria, helps Julie Thompson find an item in the store Tuesday morning. (Lowell Anderson / Echo Press)
Area stores finding ways to reach customers: Gift shop adds online sales
December 1, 2018 - 8:45am
November 30, 2018
Although some downtowns are struggling in the face of challenges from online shopping and other changes, the city of Alexandria was named the Retail Community of the Year this year by the Minnesota Retailers Association. (File photo)
Surviving and thriving: Retailers share what's working around the region
November 30, 2018 - 12:44pm
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AgweekTV: World's largest steam engine built in South Dakota
November 30, 2018 - 9:01am