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Lot sold in Hartley's new industrial park

Storage units planned for Lot 5 in SW corner

Hartley's new industrial park on Highway 18 has a new occupant.

Doug Bootsma, owner of Bootsma Storage, recently purchased Lot 5 in the southwest corner of the industrial park for $26,000. He's planning a 20-unit storage facility on the site, which he hopes to open next year.

"I doubt I'll be able to get things done by winter, so if I can't, we'll shoot for the spring," he said.

Bootsma, who lives east of Sanborn, is hoping to start moving dirt and completing cement work this fall. He's no stranger to the storage business, as he also owns just over 100 units in Sheldon and Sibley.

He became in...

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