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Column: The importance of shopping locally

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With Black Friday and Cyber Monday behind us, the holiday shopping season has officially kicked it into high gear.

As you start to check off your holiday checklist (or your loved one's wish list), do your local community a favor and shop at home when possible.


Obviously, neither Perham nor New York Mills has a West Acres, like Fargo, or a Mall of America, like the Twin Cities, and sometimes you can only find that specific item on a website or in a big-box store.

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