SAUK RAPIDS -- You'll soon have to find a different place to print your pictures.

Coborn's in Sauk Rapids and Cash Wise in Waite Park will be closing their photo departments by the end of the month.

Kevin Hurd is the Communications and Engagement Specialist for Coborn’s Inc. He says the company has been slowly closing its photo departments in its stores over the last two years.

"We've been seeing a declining demand for photo printing, so we've made the decision to exit the photo printing business for all locations across the company. We've been evaluating this decision for many years and made this decision as the demand was no longer present."


The Sauk Rapids Coborn's and Waite Park Cash Wise are the last remaining two stores in the St. Cloud Metro area to close their photo departments. Hurd says the company is exploring all options when it comes to what will be in the former photo department spaces.

Over the years, Hurd says Coborn's photo departments have been successful.

"The photo department has been a successful niche for us over the years. However, with more people looking to online photo printing options we felt this was the best decision going forward with our company."


Both photo departments will be closed on October 31. If you have photos to pick up at either location, Hurd says they will be available at the guest services counter at each store.

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