Online petition started to keep Stanley Shopko open

STANLEY, N.D. – In the wake of news that Shopko would be closing four locations in North Dakota, residents of one town are taking it upon themselves to push the company to keep their local store open.

Jennifer Gaaskjolen started a petition on the website Change.org to keep the Shopko Hometown location in Stanley, N.D., open.

Gaaskjolen cites a lack of shopping opportunities for household items and a loss of retail jobs for the petition.

As of 2:30 p.m., the petition has nearly 900 signatures.

The other Shopko locations in North Dakota closing are Oakes, Mayville, and Lisbon.

The retailer announced this week they would be closing 39 stores nationwide. They should be shuttered by February.

You can find the petition here: https://www.change.org/p/shopko-corporate-headquarters-keep-shopko-open-in-stanley-nd?recruiter=753193906&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=share_email_responsive