Best of the Red River Valley 2020: Best Thrift Store

Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch opened its ninth thrift store location on March 15, 2019, at 5289 51st Ave. S. in Fargo’s Deer Creek area. A grand opening celebration will be held in the fall, when road construction on nearby 52nd Avenue South is completed, DBGR officials said Wednesday, April 17, 2019. (Helmut Schmidt / The Forum)

Winner: Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch Thrift Store

Location: Fargo

The Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch Thrift Store has now won back to back Best Thrift Store titles. Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch was founded in 1952 to assist at-risk youth with faith-based education and psychiatric help for those who need it.

Those who shop at the thrift store participate in this through the money they both donate and spend there. That money goes to the ranch program that helps get kids back on track and lead successful lives in the future. According to the Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch site, "Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch is grounded in love for and service to people, stewardship, integrity, honesty, forgiveness, accountability and thankfulness. Our Christ-centered environment is the foundation for quality decisions and actions which reflect compliance with legal, ethical and good stewardship practices."

Congrats to all the top five.


Second Place: Lake Agassiz Habitat for Humanity Restore

Third Place: The Arc Attic Treasures

Fourth Place: New Life Center

Fifth Place: Savers

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