IT'S SIMPLY GRAND! Exploring holiday shopping in Greater Grand Forks
Today's post comes from Manitoba travel writer and blogger, Shel Zolkewich.
Listen closely. Can you hear them? Yes, those are Christmas carols wafting from the loud speaker in your favorite store and... Posted on 11/4/13 at 11:49 AM
THE NEW FORTY What do your clothes say about you?
I have really been enjoying the new Burlington commercials that share what folks' clothes say about them. I find them utterly charming. If you have not seen them, check them out - check them out here.... Posted on 10/18/13 at 9:50 PM
BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD NORTH DAKOTA Tips on running attire
By Ryan Schuster
Getting ready to go on a run? Weve got you covered with some tips on what to wear.
If you like to run, you probably already know to wear running shoes or tennis shoes and loose fitt... Posted on 5/17/13 at 12:45 PM
MIDDLE AGED PLAGUE The Socks from Hell
I have conquered the Socks from Hell.
It is not so much that I have subjugated these hand-knitted demons to their knees so much that I have brought them to my feet. Snugly, quietly, they embrace my v... Posted on 12/5/12 at 2:10 PM
THE DULLUM FILE Mondo Guerra
We'll betalking soon on WDAZ News @5 with Project Runway star Mondo Guerra.... Posted on 11/9/12 at 6:02 AM
Local and federal authorities are cracking down on counterfeit merchandise sales online this holiday season. Buying knockoffs takes money away from U.S. companies and can help support organized crime in European and Asian countries, said Shawn Neudauer, spokesman for U.S. Immigrations and Custom Enforcement in Minnesota.
Wasn’t it at one time all about moving away from so-called bricks and mortar and onto the Internet? Jon Goodman tried it one way and is now making a push into retail stores with his sneaker-customizing kits and streetwear clothing. Though Goodman, 22, had run a business in some form since he was in 10th grade at Stillwater High School, after graduating from St. John’s University in May he decided to launch his business nationally and devote all of his time to the endeavor.
That University of Minnesota sweatshirt on the sales rack at the campus bookstore might just be made in Minnesota, or at least the United States. There's certainly a better chance of it now that a new state law is about to take effect.
Duane Schumann is restoration manager of Treasured Garment Restoration in Stillwater. For the past 12 years, he has cleaned and cared for some of the state’s most historic outfits. If you donate an antique wedding gown to the Minnesota Historical Society or the Goldstein Museum of Design at the University of Minnesota, chances are Schumann will clean it. He also regularly spruces up costumes for the Minnesota Opera and the Guthrie Theater.
Give the chief executive of Fargo’s West Acres shopping mall a choice between lower property taxes and a sales tax exemption on clothing, and he says he’ll choose the latter, even though he pays more of the former.
Calls to tax clothing in Minnesota are expected to grow as state leaders confront a nearly $5 billion deficit. Extending the state’s 6.5 percent sales tax to clothing would bring in about $400 million a year. Clothing, food, prescription drugs and supplies such as diapers and tampons aren’t taxed in Minnesota because they’re considered necessities.
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