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Alexandria Kmart store to close soon

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news Alexandria, 56308
Alexandria Minnesota 225 7th Ave E
P.O. Box 549
56308

Alexandria will be losing its Kmart store soon.

The store will close to the public in mid-May, according to Howard Reifs, director of corporate communications for Sears Holdings.

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Until then, the store will remain open for customers. The store will begin its liquidation sale on February 23.

The store is being closed because the lease was not renewed, according to Reifs.

"Store closures are part of a series of actions we’re taking to reduce ongoing expenses, adjust our asset base, and accelerate the transformation of our business model," Reifs said in an e-mail to the Echo Press. "These actions will better enable us to focus our investments on serving our customers and members through integrated retail – at the store, online and in the home."

The store in Alexandria has 46 employees. Associates who are eligible will receive severance and have the opportunity to apply for open positions at area Sears or Kmart stores. Most of the associates are part time or hourly.

The Kmart in Fergus Falls will also be closing in mid-March.

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Al Edenloff is the news and opinion page editor for the Echo Press. He was born in Alexandria and lived most of his childhood in Parkers Prairie. He graduated with honors from Moorhead State University with a degree in mass communications, print journalism. He interned at the Echo Press in the summer of 1983 and was hired a year later as a sports reporter. He also worked as a news reporter/photographer. Al is a four-time winner of the Minnesota Newspaper Association's Herman Roe Award, which honors excellence in editorial writing.  
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