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Two Best Buy Stores to Shutter Doors June 21

Best Buy announces the first two of five Minnesota stores to close.

After announcing in April that it would , Best Buy announced the Edina and Brooklyn Center stores would be the first to close their doors on June 21.

"This was not an easy decision to make," the company said in a press release. "[We] are working to ensure the impact to our employees will be as minimal as possible, while serving all customers in a convenient and satisfying way."

According to the Star Tribune, workers will be paid until Aug. 8 and are being considered for other jobs within the company. If those employees do not receive or take a new position at Best Buy, a severance package will be given.

A total of 50 stores across the country are slated to close by fall. The other three Minnesota stores include Lakeville, Rogers and Hutchinson locations. Roughly 300 people will be affected by the five Minnesota store closings.

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