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Family celebrates groundbreaking on “lifelong dream” truck stop


The Freyberg family broke ground on their new travel center in Mankato, Minnesota on Monday.

“You have no idea how excited we are. It’s been a lifelong dream of ours,” said Corey Freyberg to The Free Press.

Along with his brother Tyler and their dad, Steven, Corey helped break ground on the family-owned project, which will bring highly anticipated amenities to the area.

The truck stop will include a 3,000-square-foot lounge area, 70 initial truck stalls, eight diesel fueling stations, a truck scale, car wash, and eight gas pumps for cars. The two-story facility will feature a 2,700-square-foot restaurant and a 3,100-square-foot convenience store on the first level. The second story will include the large, overlooking the truck-parking area, as well as four individual restrooms with showers, and a laundry area with a pair of washing machines and pair of dryers.

The truck stop will be located on the east edge of Mankato at the County Road 12/Adams Street intersection.

According to a state study, the Mankato area has a shortage of places for over-the-road truckers to stop, putting the travel center in high demand.

The Freyberg’s have a history in the oil, tire, service, and trucking industry and are already known in the community for their family-run businesses. Steve Freyberg and family operate Freyberg Petroleum and Steve’s cousins Bob, Jim and Lynn ran Mankato Oil & Tire, before their retirement last year.

The project is expected to open later this fall.


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