Dollar General building in Winnebago

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Area residents will have another Dollar General store to shop at later this year.

After months of considering sites in Faribault County, executives of the Goodlettsville, TN-based, company have made their decision.

“The store is moving forward in Winnebago. In fact, construction began this week,” says Crystal Ghassemi of the company’s communications department.

“Based on our current timeline, it appears the store should be open by mid-fall,” she adds.

The new store will be located on Main Street South, just north of the vacant Tasty Treatz building.

City Administrator Chris Ziegler says the company has been granted a building permit to erect a 7,500-square foot facility.

Dollar General currently has a store in Blue Earth and one in Wells.

Adding another store in the county as part of the company’s nationwide expansion plans for this year.

Last year, company officials announced that 1,000 new stores would be opened in the U.S., bringing the total to nearly 15,000 operating in 44 states.

That compares to Wal Mart’s 5,229 stores; Target, 1,803; CVS, 9,600; Family Dollar, 7,964; and Dollar Tree, 6,320.

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