If the news sounds familiar, it might be because past efforts to bring
Dunkin' Donuts back the state came to naught, according to the Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal. The last Dunkin' location in Minnesota closed in 2005, the Star Tribune reported.
Dunkin' Donuts did not respond to requests for a list of potential locations in Minnesota. The company's franchisee web page lists all parts of the state except St. Louis County as "available markets."
Wisconsin, where the company already has several stores, a dozen
northwestern counties bordering Minnesota are also called "available
markets." One notable exception is St. Croix County, which is instead a
"future market" that is not open for development yet.