Even spooky occasions like Halloween can fall victim to a struggling
economy. The National Retail Federation projects that Americans are
spending less on costumes and candy this year.
In 2012, close
to 170 million people participated in Halloween seasonal shopping, with
candy, costumes, and decorations. However, because of cooler weather and
the nation's slow economy, fewer people are expected to go shopping.
is a good year. In North Dakota, in Bismarck it's a good year. This is
our 30th year in the Halloween business. This is all we do. We do it
better than anyone else and I'm really proud of our stores," says owner
David Cuzner, Spirit Halloween.
National statistics state that
people on average are going to buy less candy and costumes for this
Halloween season. But, that is not the case in Bismarck.
gotten bigger in the last five years. There's more people that are
doing a lot of decorating for it. We're selling a lot of Halloween
cards. I found it probably has increased by at least 15-20 percent in
the last five years," says manager Susan Roe, Lee's Hallmark.
For some, the fun goes along with the fright.
going to let her decide what she want to be and that's going to be it. Next
year, we were actually talking about making a maze through our garage
and house. A little haunted house in to the area to come and get candy
next year," says Brian Clouston.
This year, the average American will spend $75 on Halloween items.
Sunday, March 9 2014 12:06 AM EST2014-03-09 05:06:58 GMT
The Century Patriots took home 1st place overall in the Swim and Dive State event finishing with 349 points. Followed by Minot with 323 points. North Fargo took home 3rd place overall at 297 points. West
The Century Patriots took home 1st place overall in the Swim and Dive State event finishing with 349 points.
Sunday, March 9 2014 12:04 AM EST2014-03-09 05:04:37 GMT
The West Region Class A boys and girls basketball season concluded play today, and the state qualifiers are set. On the girls side Bismarck High won the tournament with a 64 to 61 win over Century. Both
The West Region Class A boys and girls basketball season concluded play today, and the state qualifiers are set.
Sunday, March 9 2014 12:04 AM EST2014-03-09 05:04:04 GMT
The Class B Boys season wrapped up the state tournament tonight in Grand Forks. Fargo Oak Groves defeated Rugby 68 to 58 in overtime fashion. North Star defeated the Lions from Linton-HMB 60 to 49 in the
The Class B Boys season wrapped up the state tournament tonight in Grand Forks.
Sunday, March 9 2014 12:00 AM EST2014-03-09 05:00:06 GMT
Chair-lifts were packed and tube runs were full, as hundreds of families enjoyed a day at the Bottineau Winter Park. But Saturday was no ordinary day in the Turtle Mountains. It's was the grand opening
Saturday was no ordinary day in the Turtle Mountains. It's was the grand opening of Annie's House, a new ski-lodge and adaptive center.
Evangelist Franklin Graham prayed on a sidewalk outside the Pentagon Thursday after his invitation to a prayer service inside was withdrawn because of comments that insulted people of other religions. More>>
NBC North Dakota News has launched a new channel -- Me-TV North Dakota! If you love the classics, Me-TV North Dakota has them.
NBC North Dakota News has launched a new channel -- Me-TV North Dakota! If you love the classics, Me-TV North Dakota has them. Me-TV North Dakota will also play a replay on the Evening and Night Report at 11:30pm Monday-Friday. As well as, local news and weather updates throughout the day.