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Officials break ground on new Fareway site

Officials with Fareway Stores officially broke ground Tuesday on the site of their new 21,000 square-foot store in Spirit Lake.

Company officials had announced in July they were finalizing plans for the new store, which will be located near the corner of Highway 71 and 175th Street in Spirit Lake. Fareway CEO Reynolds Cramer said the grocery chain first arrived in Spirit Lake in 1985 — Cramer himself was a teen in high school at the time.

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