GRAND FORKS -- Home of Economy continues to expand across western North Dakota with the opening of a store in Watford City in January 2015.

Owners of the North Dakota retail chain see Watford City as an ideal location to expand its service area and its reputation as a leading 

seller of oil country work wear and equipment.

“Workers in the oil patch don’t always have an extra couple hours to drive to Williston to buy the gear they need,” says Wade 

Pearson who, with his brother Scott, shares the title of president and CEO. “Watford City offers them a closer destination so they can 

make their purchase and be back to work sooner.”

The Pearsons acquired the 30,000 sq. ft. Watford City location through the recent liquidation of Alco, a Midwest department store 

chain.

Transitioning it into a Home of Economy store will be swift, thanks to the excellent condition of the building and the cooperation of 

current Alco store employees, Scott Pearson says.

“We have offered every current employee there a position plus a comprehensive benefits package,” he says. “We intend to be open for 

business in a matter of days and not skip a beat in offering these new employees a paycheck.” 

Pearson says the staff will be trained at the Williston Home of Economy store while the new location is updated and merchandised.

A national leader in the sale of flame-resistant Carhartt FR work wear, Home of Economy is also known for offering top-selling 

brands like Honda Power Equipment, DeWalt, Under Armour, and safety toe boots by Ariat, Muck, and Baffin.

Though slightly smaller than the others, Watford City location will carry everything customers expect from a Home of Economy store, 

according to Scott Pearson. “Customers will find the same safety-related FR, work books and Hi-Vis work wear at each of our stores, 

along with all our other best-selling brands.”

Known for its Guaranteed Lowest Price promise, Home of Economy ensures that its customers enjoy the exact same low prices at 

every location, including stores in the Bakken.

“Just like our other six locations, this new store will offer the same top-notch goods at the same prices,” say the Pearsons, whose 

grandparents founded the company in 1939.

In 1952, Bob and Jean Kiesau earned the distinction of originating the discount store concept by partnering with others to establish the 

Mid-States Distributing Co.

Bob served as president for four years of this unique buying group, which includes more than 40 independent retailers with nearly 700 

discount store locations.

“That continued relationship allowed Home of Economy to become one of the largest independently-owned retailers in the Midwest 

and to offer the Guaranteed Lowest Price policy we honor to this day,” says Scott Pearson.

Opening of the Watford City store continues Home of Economy’s recent growth spurt that includes a major expansion at the Williston 

store in 2014, the opening of the chain’s largest store in 2013 in Jamestown, and the 2012 opening of a brand new store in Minot. 

These expansions have more than doubled Home of Economy’s retail space since 2012. 

Thanksgiving: All Stores Closed

Black Friday: Grand Forks, Grafton, Devils Lake, Minot, Jamestown- Regular Hours

Williston: 7 am – 8 pm

Christmas Day: All Stores Closed

Grand Forks

Monday-Friday: Starting Monday, December 15, we will open 8:00am – 8:00pm until Christmas Eve. Excludes Sundays.

Saturday s: November 29, December 6, 13, and 20- 8:00am- 9:00pm

Sundays: 12:00pm – 6:00pm

Christmas Eve: 8:00am – 4:00pm

New Year’s Eve: Same hours as Christmas Eve

New Year’s Day: 8:00am – 5:00pm

Grafton

Monday-Friday: Starting Monday, December 16, we will open 8:00am – 9:00pm until Christmas Eve

Saturday s: November 29, December 6, 13, and 20- 8:00am- 6:00pm

Sundays: 12:00pm – 6:00pm

Christmas Eve: 8:00am – 4:00pm

New Year’s Eve: Same hours as Christmas Eve

New Year’s Day: 8:00am – 5:00pm

Jamestown

Monday-Friday:  8:00 am- 9:00 pm

Saturday s: Required Mall Hours for all days

Sundays: 12:00pm – 6:00pm

Christmas Eve: 8:00am – 4:00pm

New Year’s Eve: Same hours as Christmas Eve

New Year’s Day: 8:00am – 5:00pm

Devils Lake

Monday-Friday: 8:00am – 6:00pm

Saturday s: November 29, December 6, 13, and 20- 8:00am- 6:00pm

Sundays: 12:00pm – 6:00pm

Christmas Eve: 8:00am – 4:00pm

New Year’s Eve: Same hours as Christmas Eve

New Year’s Day: 8:00am – 5:00pm

Minot:

Monday-Friday: Starting Monday, December 8, we will open 8:00am – 9:00pm. Excluding Sundays.

Saturday s: November 29, December 6, 13, and 20- 8:00am- 9:00pm

Sundays: 12:00pm – 6:00pm

Christmas Eve: 8:00am – 4:00pm

New Year’s Eve: Same hours as Christmas Eve

New Year’s Day: 8:00am – 5:00pm

Williston:

Monday-Friday: 7:00am – 6:00pm until Christmas Eve

Saturday s: November 29, December 6, 13, and 20- 7:00am- 6:00pm

Sundays: 12:00pm – 6:00pm

Christmas Eve: 7:00am – 3:00pm

New Year’s Eve: Same hours as Christmas Eve

New Year’s Day: 7:00am – 5:00pm

As we celebrate our 75th year as a company we want to continue to move forward. One of the ways we are doing is the start of an online shopping site. HomeofLefse.com is a look at several of the products we sell in the store that will give our customers the opportunity to purchase them from the site and have it shipped to your home.

Some products you will be able to purchase will be everything you need to make lefse, Krumkake bakers, Pizzelle Irons and much more.  We will be adding to the site so be sure to continue checking it if you don’t see what you are looking for. We will be able to ship anywhere in the country except Hawaii and Alaska.  

This website will also be filled with a few Lefse and Krumkake recipes. You will also be able to have a very handy “How To” video and step by step instructions for making this delicious Scandinavian treat that is Lefse. 

For everything you need for Lefse and other treats check out www.homeoflefse.com