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Ellsworth Shopko closing

The Ellsworth Shopko will close May 5, following an announcement from the company in January that it had filed for bankruptcy..

Though not a part of the initial closing announcements, the Ellsworth store has now been added to the list of closings on the company's website.

It was previously announced that the pharmacy portion of the store would close in the beginning of February.

The Ellsworth Chamber of Commerce posted to Facebook about the store closure Wednesday evening, calling it unfortunate news.

"It's always sad to lose a community business—this is one that is going to be very difficult on the community."

The pharmacy at the River Falls Shopko location closed in January, but that store is not currently on the list of closings. See the full list at

Rebecca Mariscal

Rebecca Mariscal joined the Hudson Star Observer as a reporter in 2016. She graduated from the University of St. Thomas with a degree in communication and journalism. 

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