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L&M expands to Thief River Falls location, set to open late 2018, early 2019

L&M Fleet Supply has recently announced the addition of their 10th retail store, which will be located in Thief River Falls, Minn.

The new, 80,000 square foot store will be located on Highway 59 in the building formerly occupied by KMart.

The tentative plan is to remodel the existing building to suit an L&M store and open to the public in late 2018 or early 2019. The store will initially operate with a staff of about 45-50 employees. More information regarding the open staff positions will be advertised locally and posted to their website in the coming months.

L&M stores are privately owned and operated, with their headquarters in Grand Rapids, Minn.

"We are extremely excited at the opportunity this allows for our retail operation to service the Thief River Falls area," reads a press release from the company.

L&M Fleet Supply was founded in 1959 in a 40' by 60' building in Grand Rapids by Del Matteson and Jim Luthen and now includes retail stores across northern Minnesota and Wisconsin, with a combined footprint of over 800,000 square feet.

Their merchandise selection, across 14 major departments, caters to the outdoor sporting enthusiast, farm and ranch owners, and the do-it-yourself Northern Minnesota and Wisconsin lifestyle.

"As small-town residents ourselves, our owners and employees are dedicated to becoming a part of the communities in which we are located," adds the release.