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Angela Worrel with her children, Adilie Worrel, 6, left, and Aydrik Worrel, 3, walk outside the Bismarck Big Kmart in June. "It's busy in there," said Worrel. "I like to shop here because it's easy to get in and out than the other big box stores."

Bismarck's Kmart location will be spared in the latest round of store closings.

Kmart's parent company, Sears Holdings Corp., which operates Kmart and Sears, announced Thursday it would close more than 60 stores nationwide over the next couple of months as the company continues to suffer losses.

The closing list was first announced to include 72 of the company's 100 worst performing locations but several stores were pulled from the list for further scrutiny.

This is just one in a series of closing announcements the company has made over the past few years as it struggles for solvency.

Bismarck's Sears location was a casualty of a previous round of closings announced in January.

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