Menards to open Tuesday

NEW ULM – The Menards store in New Ulm will open Tuesday, March 12 at 6:30 a.m.

A “soft opening” will in effect until the week-long “grand opening” events start on Saturday, March 23.

The “grand opening” will feature special deals, in-store demonstrations and a yet-unidentified Minnesota celebrity appearance.

Store hours are 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., except for Sunday when hours are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Skot Danielson, general manager for the New Ulm Menards, said he is excited about Tuesday’s opening. The remainder of this week will be spent stocking product and training approximately 200 employees. He described the store as a “mega-store” that carries all the top brands of building materials as well as products like TVs, DVDs and a variety of groceries, including milk.

“We look forward to serving the community. We think it will be great to be able to serve our customers that used to have to drive miles to other stores,” said Danielson.

Menards is located at the new Highway 14 roundabout, near Walmart.

(Josh Moniz can be e-mailed at

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