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Dakota Square Mall
Location Minot, North Dakota, United States
Opening date 1980
Owner CBL Properties
No. of stores and services 70
No. of anchor tenants 11 (10 open, 1 vacant)
Total retail floor area 675,000 square feet (62,700 m2)
No. of floors 1

Dakota Square Mall is an enclosed shopping center in the city of Minot, North Dakota. The mall's anchor stores are JCPenney, Scheels All Sports, Target, Barnes & Noble, AMC Theatres, T-Mobile, Party City, Carter's, Old Navy, and Ulta Beauty. There is 1 vacant anchor store that was once Sears.


At 675,000 square feet (62,700 m2), as of 2005, the Dakota Square Mall is the largest mall within a 110-mile (180 km) radius. It is the third largest mall in North Dakota, boasting 70 shops, with three major anchor stores, a food court, and a nine-screen AMC Classic Dakota Square 9 with stadium seating. Located 50 miles (80 km) from the Canada–US border, the mall also draws a significant number of customers from Canada.

One unique feature of the mall is a Sleep Inn & Suites directly attached to the mall itself, which opened in November 2003. The hotel also features Splashdown Dakota Super Slides, a 24,000-square-foot (2,200 m2) water park complex which opened in April 2004. Dakota Square is one of only a few shopping malls in the United States to feature an attached hotel.


The mall opened in 1980.

Formerly owned by Jones Lang LaSalle of Chicago, Illinois, the mall was later owned by The Lightstone Group and sold again to CBL & Associates Properties in May 2012.

Barnes & Noble is located in the mall and opened on March 12, 2008. Also in 2008, Scheels All Sports expanded into a store previously occupied by Old Navy. As a result, Old Navy relocated within the mall.

On June 6, 2017, it was announced that Sears would be closing as part of a plan to close 72 stores nationwide. The store closed in September 2017.

On April 18, 2018, it was announced that Herberger's would also be closing as parent company The Bon-Ton Stores was going out of business. The store closed on August 26, 2018. That space has been divided into smaller stores like Party City, Ross Dress For Less, T-Mobile, and Ulta Beauty.

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