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Blockbuster's store manager, Bobbie Scarborough, replaces weekend rentals Monday morning in Bemidji. Pioneer Photo/Monte Draper

Bemidij Blockbuster manager says local store not among locations to close

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While hundreds of Blockbuster stores nationwide have recently been identified for closure, the Bemidji video and game rental store will stay open.


In fact, the local store's manager said the store is thriving.

"Now that we're the last one (rental store) in town, that's made a big difference," Bobbie Scarborough said. "We're definitely going to be around."

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Steve Wagner
Grand Forks Herald Editor Steve Wagner can be reached at 701.780.1104 and He joined the Herald in April 2013, and previously worked as editor at the Bemidji (Minn.) Pioneer and in several newsroom roles -- including news director, investigative reporter and cops/court reporter - at The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead. His reporting experience includes extensive reporting related to Dru Sjodin's disappearance and the federal death penalty case for her murderer, Alfonso Rodriguez Jr., along with projects about immigration, the fatal 2002 train derailment in Minot, N.D., and the 20th anniversary of Gordon Kahl's massacre of U.S. marshals. Wagner also worked as a reporter at newspapers in the Twin Cities and Iowa. In his spare time, Wagner is an avid runner and occasionally writes about his experiences on his blog, Addicted to Running.
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