Dakota Station

Welch, Minnesota

  • Owner

    Prairie Island Indian Community

    Architect

    Kane and Johnson Architects, Inc.

  • Delivery Method

    Construction Manager

    Size

    3,200 sq. ft. Convenience Store
    1,500 sq. ft. Parking Lot
    1,000 sq. ft. Car Wash

Knutson was hired in 2005 to build the Dakota Station and Convenience Store. The first portion of the project consisted of a 3,200 sq. ft. convenience store, including a large cooler section, deli and kitchen. The exterior of the facility was given two canopies, five gas pump islands, one diesel pump island, and a 1,500 sq. ft. parking lot.

Knutson was hired again in 2009 to add a single bay touch-less automatic car wash facility. This portion consisted of split face masonry walls, bar joist, deck, ethylene propylene diene monomer (EPDM) roof and slab-on-grade with radiant heating. This was a design-build project with the mechanical and electrical contractors also working under a design-build agreement.