DEVILS LAKE, ND—A local entrepreneur says the name on the front of a store he purchased just a few years ago turned out to be bad for business. What's in a name? Sears Holdings keeps making headlines, from shutting stores to recently severing ties with Whirlpool appliances. Most of it is bad news. A local man says while he’s technically not part of the company, most of his customers don’t know.
FORT TOTTEN, N.D.—One local reservation could soon allow alcohol, but it could take a ballot referendum vote. The Spirit Lake Reservation is a dry reservation—no alcohol is allowed—but some tribe members are asking for those living on the reservation to sign a petition allowing for the sale of hard liquor, beer, and wine at the casino during special events, concerts, and in one of the restaurants.