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Two Wisconsin stores affected by Sears, K-Mart closings

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RICE LAKE, WI (WTAQ) - Wisconsin fared better than many other states when Sears and K-Mart announced a preliminary list of 79 stores they plan to close.

The list includes a K-Mart in Rice Lake and a Sears store in West Baraboo.

But Wisconsin’s two closings are a lot fewer than the 11 that were on the list from Florida. Michigan, Ohio, and Georgia each have 6 closures. Minnesota, North Carolina, and Tennessee have four each.

Sears and K-Mart merged in 2005, and they’ve gained about 60 additional stores since then for a total of 3,560 nationwide.

A spokeswoman for the Sears Holding Company says each of the stores to be closed have about 40 to 80 employees.

The firm said Tuesday it would shut down up to 125 stores nationwide to generate cash.

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