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Walmart prepares to close dozens of Sam's Club locations, Two Minn. stores impacted

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A Walmart official said Thursday the company is closing 63 Sam's Club stores nationwide. 

About 10 of those stores will be re-purposed into e-commerce distribution sites. 

The official said at least eight stores closed Thursday and the rest would shutter in the coming weeks.

Two of the locations are in Minnesota. One is in St. Louis Park, and the other is in Moorhead.

The closures came on the same day that Walmart announced it would boost its starting salary for U.S. workers to $11 an hour and hand out one-time cash bonuses.

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