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J.C. Penney in Red Wing on list of sites set to close

Eight J.C. Penney stores in Minnesota are slated for closing, according to a list the company released as part of its plans to close 138 stores nationwide.

Store locations on the closure list include Baxter, Fairmont, Faribault, Hibbing, Hutchinson, Red Wing, Thief River Falls and Winona.

In Wisconsin, a store in Richland Center is among four in the state to shut down.

J.C. Penney Co. said about 5,000 positions nationwide will be affected by the store closings, most of which are expected to occur in June.

The company said it will provide outplacement support services for eligible employees.

Most affected stores will start the liquidation process on April 17, the company said.