Mills Fleet Farm eyes Cambridge for new store

Mills Fleet Farm is considering opening a store in Cambridge. The Isanti County News reported earlier this month that the big box retailer is considering a plan to open a store in the former Lowe’s location which closed in 2011 after nearly two years of operation. Mills Fleet Farm has 31 stores in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa and North Dakota. Requests for a conditional use permit and a variance to occupy the 103,000-square-foot Lowe’s site will be heard by the Cambridge Planning Commission on Wednesday, Sept. 5. Mills Fleet Farm, which dates to 1955, offers a wide variety of fishing, hunting, lawn and garden, auto and ATV, sporting goods, clothing and footwear, farm, pet and home supplies. Mills Fleet Farm’s most recent new store was built in Blaine in 2008.