Convenience Store, OFF Sale and Bait Shop

“You’ve tried the rest. Now try the best!”


Welcome to Chipmunk Square Market, Convenience Store, Liquor Store and Bait Shop in Rutledge, Minnesota. Rutledge is a city in Pine County, located between Sandstone and Willow River on Hwy 61 at the confluence of the Kettle and Pine Rivers. The population was 229 at the 2010 census. Pine County 61 serves as a main route in the community going parallel with Hwy 35 but much more quiet and picturesque travel gives the beauty you can’t find in a big city. The Willard Munger Bicycle and Snowmobile Trail also passes through Rutledge. Our small Convenience Store located on the Scenic Hwy 61 in Rutledge, Minnesota, just off Interstate 35 between Sandstone and Willow River. To get to our store is very easy. If you take the 35 Exit going North make a left onto Hwy 23 West and make a right onto Hwy 61 North about 4 miles you will find an old gas station across the local bar on your right. We have opened our Convenience Store in May of 2016. Folks traveling via Hwy 61 either North or South Welcome to stop and check things out and make sure you have plenty of soft drinks and snacks for your journey. Our live bait for your fishing needs and of course, don’t forget Beer. We carry plenty of variety of domestic beer including IPA and as well as foreigner beer like Corona etc. .

After complete remodeling in 2016, and infusion of several thousand dollars in remodeling our store is a very cozy, family oriented store. Our owners working very hard here to make your visit to our store the best experience in Northern Minnesota. We have a very friendly staff, don’t be afraid to ask any questions.

Little bit history about our business. There is two of us; Rommel and Czeslaw. We are both Seafarers and working for the Seafarers International Union of North America. We are very proud to work for our Union and for the United States Navy. Two of us have decided to make a new life in Minnesota with an idea to retire here and have a own business to enjoy the retirement years to come. Rommel is originally from Philipines and Czeslaw was born n Poland.

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