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Erickson Oil Products purchases MR Convenience store

"We are pleased to be able to have completed the purchase transaction of the MR Convenience store at Exit 4 in the Town of Hudson.," said Gary Vander Vorst, for Erickson Oil. "The prior owners of the store, Marty Ryan & Richard Sterbenz did a great job of developing the business over the years."

Erickson Oil plans to build on that great business base with the Freedom Brand. The store is being re-imaged as a Freedom Valu Center and the fueling island will continue to be branded BP as it has been in the past.

"We have been able to welcome the qualified team of store personnel to our Freedom Family, so the customers will continue to see the same friendly faces working in the store," said Vander Vorst. The retail strip center attached to the Convenience store is a part of the total purchase. The Knotty Vines tenant will remain in the center. The rest of the tenant space is available for lease.

"We look forward to serving the Hudson community with another convenient Freedom location, this new store complements our current stores in the Hudson market," said Vander Vorst.

Erickson Oil Products is a local company with headquarters in Hudson. The company has been owned by the Erickson Family for 62 years and is currently owned by the David Erickson family which is the 4th generation of continuous Erickson family ownership. The company currently owns and operates 66 stores in a four state region including Minnesota, Western Wisconsin, Eastern South Dakota and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.