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The Christmas shopping season has begun in Park Rapids. Shonda Finseth looks at Christmas merchandise in Olde Liberty Shoppe in downtown Park Rapids. Retailers are optimistic about shopping this season.

Merchants hopeful about shopping season

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Park Rapids retailers are optimistic about this year's holiday shopping season.

"In meeting with the Downtown Business Association, the Christmas season looks good," said Park Rapids Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce director Katie Magozzi. "Merchants have enthusiasm."


Katie Kimball, owner of Olde Liberty Shoppe in downtown Park Rapids, said people have already been into her store buying merchandise for the holidays.

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