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Park Rapids Pamida is one of 11 stores scheduled to close. The Detroit Lakes and Wadena sites will also shut down. Sales performance numbers drove the decision, according to a spokesperson at Omaha corporate headquarters. (Jean Ruzicka / Enterprise)

Pamida closing Saturday due to economy

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After 30 years in business, the Park Rapids Pamida discount store will be closing Saturday.

The decision "boils down to economics," said Dean Williamson, vice president of human resources at the Omaha corporate office. "It's a sign of the times."

Sales performance numbers drove the decision, he said. "It's more costly to keep the store open than closed."

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