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Chris Malecka replaces Karenlee Carlson as Walmart manager. She is now with the Superior, Wis. Walmart. (Sarah Smith / Enterprise)

Malecka named Walmart manager

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The first day or week of a new job is always stressful.

But Chris Malecka was under more strain than most new employees when he began his job Dec. 7 as the new manager of Park Rapids Walmart.


Home in Rochester, where he'd moved from, wife Joanie was nine months pregnant with a blizzard bearing down on the city. Malecka was hoping the call didn't come during the height of last week's snowstorm and that if it did, her labor was lengthy enough to allow him commuting time.

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