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Communities around Wyoming are reeling after Shopko announced March 18 that it would liquidate its business. Including stores that had previously been slated for closure, 13 in Wyoming are going out of business. Rebekah Burns/Powell Economic Partnership

Communities throughout Wyoming are adjusting to the changing retail landscape, with the recent announcement that Shopko will go out of business hitting some rural communities hard.

“It’s just a really big impact for those small communities who already deal with a lot of leakage concerns,” said Amy Quick, regional director of the Wyoming Business Council in the Big Horn Basin.

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