Immigrant Business Owners from Nepal Make Edina New Home – NEMOnews Media Group

By Echo Menges

Knox County has become home to an international corporation with the somewhat recent acquisition of the Sunoco Beline 16 gas station and convenience store. Many locals still refer to the business as a Pic-a- Dilly. And, most recently the business was part of the YesWay corporation.

The Sunoco gas station and store is situated at the intersection of Highway 6 and Highway 15 in central Edina. It easily is located at one of the highest traffic and most visible locations Knox County has to offer.

Today, the business has enticed a new to the area immigrant family from Nepal, they are Nepalese and their native language is Nepalese. For those looking for a regional reference, Mt. Everest is located in Nepal, which is situated between India and China.

Ishwor Pokhrel, 28, and his wife Barsha Gaire, 24, moved to Edina to operate the Sunoco at the beginning of 2021.

“We stayed at California 2016 to 2019. I stayed there to get a Master’s Degree…

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