Retail store chain Bomgaars has acquired the former Shopko building in Fairmont.

Bomgaars offers supplies for homes, farms and families.

The company currently operates 86 stores in Minnesota, Iowa, Colorado, Idaho, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wyoming, employing approximately 2,400 people. Minnesota has six stores including one in Blue Earth. The corporate office and distribution center are located in Sioux City, where the company began in 1952.

The company says will work over the next few months to hire employees, change the signage and stock the shelves at its new location.

The company says it plans to hire local workers, and is holding a job fair September 4th and 5th at the Holiday Inn in Fairmont.

A grand opening celebration is expected to be announced later this Fall.

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