Detroit Lakes man's roots run deep
Norby's Department Store celebrated its 100th anniversary in Detroit Lakes just a few years ago.
But what many people may not remember is that before there was a Norby's, there was a Blanding's.
"We were the Wal-Mart of early Detroit Lakes," says Richard Blanding, whose grandfather Arthur established the Blanding Department Store in 1887.
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