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Premium fuel on tap pleases farmers, heavy equipment users


July 12, 2019

Carlton County District 4 commissioner Mark Thell fills up his Ford 7600 tractor Friday with premium diesel at the Wrenshall General Store Friday. It was a special occasion, because the store just started offering the premium diesel for sale, and it's one of only a few gas stations in the county to carry it.

Farmers drove their tractors and brought gas cans to the Wrenshall General Store Friday - excited about the opportunity to fill up with the new premium diesel on tap.

Store owner Jeff Bloom said he's had people asking him to offer the fuel for some time, and he got the new tank operating the last week in June. The giant tank just south of the store offers both on- and off-road premium diesel. People can fill up at the tank and go inside to pay.

"Nobody else sells it around here," Bloom said. "I think people had to drive to Scanlon or the Carlton Kwik Trip to get regular diesel, and even fur...

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