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Menards to open in Detroit Lakes Tuesday

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Let the building begin.

Detroit Lakes' Menards is opening Tuesday for business.

Residents have been awaiting the arrival of the home improvement store since the start of 2005, when Menards outbid Home Depot for the land near Wal-Mart for $1.3 million.

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The Detroit Lakes Development Authority had the public utilities 98 acres of land appraised at $476,000. Menards bought just 56.6 acres of that because the rest was deemed unbuildable since it was wetlands.

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