Winner: Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch Thrift Store
Location: 1601 32nd Ave.S., Fargo; 1001 4th Ave. N., Fargo; 1500 Center Ave. W., Dilworth and 619 13th Ave. E., West Fargo.
What's your reaction to winning?
"It's great to hear and humbling," said Lisa Olson vice president of retail operations. "We work hard to be a positive, compassionate part of our communities and support the Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch mission to give children in the community the tools they need for hope and healing."
What makes you different from other thrift stores?
"We try hard to have quality items for sale at a fair price," Olson said. "We're local and we try to be available for both donors and customers 7 days a week. Plus those funds stay local to the communities that support us." Olson hopes that "people enjoy coming here because you never know what you're going to find."
What's do you wish more people would donate?
"We are always in need of more men's and boy's clothing and shoes," said Olson. "We never have enough and what we do get, goes fast."
Second Place: Savers
Third Place: Arc Attic Treasures