- Associated Press - Wednesday, October 1, 2014

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - Stores are closing in Pierre and Aberdeen as big box retailers move in, affecting more than two dozen workers.

KCCR radio reports that Rapid City-based Knecht Home Center on Oct. 24 will close its store in Pierre, where a Menards store is scheduled to open next spring. Knecht General Manager Bryan Rice says the 14 full-time workers in Pierre will have the opportunity to move to a different store.

The American News reports that Klein’s craft and hobby store in Aberdeen is closing after more than a half century of operation. Owner Merle Klein says the decision was made largely because Hobby Lobby is opening a store two blocks away.

The Klein’s store in Aberdeen has about a dozen workers. The Klein’s store in Watertown will remain open.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide