Sears has released a partial list of Sears and Kmart stores set to close as it tries to make up for poor holiday sales this year. Included in the closings so far are Kmart stores in Duluth, New Hope, White Bear Lake and Wilmar.
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At least 100 Sears, Kmart stores to close after poor holiday sales
Sears Holdings on Tuesday announced it would close 100-120 Sears and Kmart stores after a big slump in holiday sales from last year. The company hasn't yet identified which stores will close.
34-year Kmart shopper protests store closing
Marge Hames, 74, says she's been coming back to the same local Kmart for 34 years and says the employees there are like family. That store is one of 15 that Sears Holding plans to close in February. "So I'm here. I'll be here tomorrow, and the day after, until it closes."
Sears to close Kmart Distribution Center in Shakopee
Sears has confirmed that it will close its Kmart Distribution Center in Shakopee at the beginning of 2013. A company spokeswoman said that the 130 workers affected by the shut down were informed last week that they were losing their jobs. Some of the workers have reportedly been with the distribution center since it opened in 1981.
Closings of four Minnesota postal centers not yet final
The Postal Service says the closing of mail processing centers in Duluth, Rochester, Waite Park, and Mankato is a recommendation. Initial news reports had the centers closing next spring as part of a nation-wide downsizing of the Postal Service.
Good Samaritans pay off shoppers' layaway bills at Twin Cities Kmarts
Fox brings us a heart-warmer for the holidays. A trend that started elsewhere is catching on the Twin Cities: So far, four good Samaritans around the metro have called up Kmarts to pay off shoppers' layaway bills. In all four cases, they wished to remain anonymous. And the Star Tribune says another $1,000 has found its way into a Salvation Army kettle.
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