Gamble-Skogmo was a Minnesota-based conglomerate retail operation that owned and operated numerous retail brands, including Tempo, Red Owl, Toy World, and the namesake Gambles hardware, farm, and auto supply stores.
Both Bismarck and Mandan formerly had Red Owl and Gambles stores, while Tempo was an original anchor at Northbrook Mall (along with Red Owl).
Berlin Gamble – co-founder of the firm – was a North Dakota native from Arthur.
Local Store Locations
This list may not be complete.
Gambles Farm – 1200 E Main Ave
Gambles Hardware – Multiple Locations
Tempo – Northbrook Mall
Red Owl – Multiple Locations, including Northbrook Mall (read more)
A&B PizzaBismarck, Mandan Wiki
W.W. Noodles / Prairie SchoonerBismarck Wiki
Gizzmoz Pizzeria & VideoBismarck Wiki
Grand Pacific HotelBismarck Wiki
1970-1979: Building Boom, Evolving...Bismarck Wiki
Liberty Memorial BuildingBismarck Wiki
Edwin Ferry JohnsonBismarck Wiki
Santa’s Surplus Toy and Gift...Bismarck Wiki