Costco Wholesale Corp., Issaquah, Wash., said last week it expects to open its first Minnesota warehouse in late fall in St. Louis Park, a Minneapolis suburb, with additional units in the state to follow over the next few years as it obtains building permits. For the fiscal year ending Aug. 27, the company said it expects to have opened 17 new locations, with 25-40 new warehouses planned for next year. Costco operated two warehouses in the Minneapolis area in the 1980s but pulled out of that ...

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