Underway: Murphy USA breaks ground adjacent to Walmart

Aug. 7, officials met onsite at the northeast corner of the Walmart parking lot to ceremonially break ground for the new Murphy USA store which is set to open in early-November.  The store will be Pine City’s third 24-hour gas station (Holiday and Super America already are) and it will be the first Murphy USA in Minnesota to be open round the clock.

It will be the largest store format of any Murphy USA in Minnesota.  Whereas the other Murphy convenience stores are limited in convenience items, the store format in Pine City will allow for space to expand the traditional snack, tobacco and beverage offering to include cold beverage dispensers, coffee, and cappuccino, as well as a larger variety of snacks and non-food items.   Initially, there will be between 10-15 new full- and part-time positions to operate the store.

Last Friday there was a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Murphy Oil USA gas station.   L-R: Carl Pederson, Mayor of Pine City; Becky Schueller, Executive Director of the Pine City Area Chamber of Commerce; Cody Schmitz, Store Manager of Walmart; Nathan Johnson, Community Development Director for the City of Pine City; Sharon Vaillancort, Manager at Murphy Oil; Wayne Gilman, Pine City Chamber Vice-President; Candace Manundura, Manager at Murphy Oil; Jesse Pfliger, District Manager at Murphy Oil Crystal Danielson, Manager at Murphy Oil; Richard Drotning, Building Official for City of Pine City; and Dave Hill, Fire Marshal for City of Pine City.

Last Friday there was a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Murphy Oil USA gas station.
L-R: Carl Pederson, Mayor of Pine City;
Becky Schueller, Executive Director of the Pine City Area Chamber of Commerce; Cody Schmitz, Store Manager of Walmart; Nathan Johnson, Community Development Director for the City of Pine City; Sharon Vaillancort, Manager at Murphy Oil; Wayne Gilman, Pine City Chamber Vice-President; Candace Manundura, Manager at Murphy Oil; Jesse Pfliger, District Manager at Murphy Oil Crystal Danielson, Manager at Murphy Oil; Richard Drotning, Building Official for City of Pine City; and Dave Hill, Fire Marshal for City of Pine City.