New owners take over at Williams Company Store
Since purchasing a bare lake lot on East Leaf Lake over a decade ago, Dan and Marnie Whitehead had always wanted to move away from the Twin Cities and up to Otter Tail County. There was however, one small problem—finding a job.
However, after purchasing the Williams Company Store from previous owner Pam Williams on January 1, the Whiteheads have not only relocated to Ottertail, but opened up their own business in the process.
Marnie said the family, which includes their two daughters Alex and Julia, would frequently spend weekends in the area and dream about the opportunity to call the area home. During their visits to East Leaf Lake, she said they would frequently stop by the Williams Company Store in Ottertail for a variety of treats and items to bring home. Over time, they got to know store owner Pam Williams on a more personal level and began talking about future plans. When Williams began talking about retirement, the Whitehead’s said they would be interested in purchasing the business should she ever decide to sell. read entire story. . . .