Kwik Trip donates $10,000 to Duluth - Superior public schools

By KBJR News 1

February 10, 2014 Updated Feb 10, 2014 at 10:46 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) - A newcomer to the Northland business scene has made a $10,000 donation to public education on both sides of the bridge.

Over the next two to three years, the Kwik Trip convenience store chain hopes to open 15 to 20 stores throughout Duluth, Superior, and Cloquet.

On Monday their district leader presented two $10,000 dollar checks to each of the Duluth and Superior Public Schools.

In Duluth, those funds will go toward designing digital fabrication labs for hands–on learning projects. In Superior, the funds will go to the National Bank of Commerce Spartan Sports Complex.

District Leader Layne Froehlich says the Northland is a good fit for their community based service.

"It's just an exciting area—a beautiful area," said Froehlich, "we had plans to expand up here for some time. We think that the people here are wonderful. The hospitality that people have extended to us [as we] get ready to come to the Twin Ports has just been unbelievable."

Kwik trip plans to have a handful of their locations open by late summer.