http://homeofeconomy.net/images/uploads/sales_chart_thumb.gif I'm asked around town how sales are. We're all hearing that sales are plunging across the country and that the economic tough times are even showing up here. All I've got to say is I am SO GLAD to be in North Dakota. So far for 2009 we're showing strong increases over 2008 which was the strongest year we've had in my memory. 2009 is fitting in right with the average growth we've seen since 2003. We're very happy with our sales performance over that time. It will come as no surprise that our strongest category has been pumps in 2009. The crummy spring weather has held us back in a lot of categories. I think that puts us in great shape for summer, should it ever come.