Shopko has announced plans to close 39 stores across the country, including several in throughout the state. The Green Bay-based retailer is closing the locations, most of them Shopko Hometown stores, after a liquidation sale. Locations in Lincoln, Kimball and Ord Nebraska are expected to close near the end of February. Shopko was founded in Green Bay in 1962. It currently operates 363 stores in 24 states.