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Norby's: A proud tradition

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It was a little over 100 years ago, on March 17, 1906, that Norby's Department Store first opened its doors in downtown Detroit Lakes.


Though the St. Patrick's Day opening might not make apparent sense, given the fact that brothers L.J. and G.J. Norby were not of Celtic descent, it undoubtedly put the "luck of the Irish" on their side. The family has continued to operate a successful retail department store in the same location for more than a century now.

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Vicki Gerdes
Staff writer at Detroit Lakes Newspapers for the past 14 years, currently editor of the entertainment and community pages as well as obituaries. Living in DL with my cat, Smokey.
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