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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Tesoro Opens in Minot

Tesoro Convenience Store – This convenience store was located at 1515 2nd Ave SW – Across the street from Harley’s Service Station …. The Grand opening was held the first week in December in 1972….. the store was open from 7 am to 11pm ….. some of the Grand Opening specials included 1 dozen eggs for 49 cents ….. 20 ounce Listerine for $1.17 …. Ladies panty hose for 49 cents a pair and men’s or ladies snowmobile boots for $7.99 a pair. …… 


  1. enny Jones
    Hi Mr.David L. My name is Kristy and I came across your Minot stories looking for my family line.
    I enjoy reading them as they are very interesting. I think I read them all.
    Anyways, I am interested in the ones about Pop Shaw/Pop Shaw’s Garage.
    Are you familiar with who Pop Shaw really was? I ask because my Great Grandfather went by Pop Shaw, his son is Johnny Shaw, which is my grandfather. My grandmother told me a story or two about how my great grandfather was connected with a bowling alley and I remember something about her saying North Dakota, I was younger but those parts always stick with me because I’ve always liked to bowl. She also said that my great grandfather illegally changed his name from Moss to Shaw because he ran brothels and was a bootlegger. I have a photo of him and I can maybe gather more info if needed, that is even if you know of who Pop Shaw was or his name or if you know anyone who did know him. Thank you again for the interesting stories about Minot, -Kristy
    My email is