Rapid City Sears store slated to close

RAPID CITY, S.D. (KEVN) - Rapid City’s Sears store in Rushmore Mall will close this year, according to the Sears corporate office.

It is among the 39 Sears stores the company deemed “unprofitable.” The Rapid City store is scheduled to close in April. Liquidation sales begin in mid-January.

Also, 64 Kmart stores are slated to close; but that doesn’t include the Rapid City store.

Workers reportedly will receive severance pay as well as the opportunity to apply for open positions at nearby Kmart or Sears stores.