Iconic Minnesota truck stop to have new owners

Updated: October 10, 2019 11:28 AM

The iconic Clearwater Travel Plaza located in Clearwater will no longer be owned by the Nelson family for the first time in its history. 

According to a release, Joel Nelson, a second-generation owner of the business has agreed to sell the business to Dave Olson of Clear Lake. 


Olson also owns a handful of convenience stores and two other truck stops in central Minnesota. 

"I've had my eyes on the travel plaza for years. It's extremely well-known, has a great reputation and has been running successfully for decades," said Olson. "My family and I are excited for this new opportunity and look forward to being a part of the Clearwater Travel Plaza family" 

Olson ensures that everything loved about the travel plaza will remain, including the much beloved excessivly large bakery items. 

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