At County Line Marine and Storage, co-owner Pete Jennings and his crew will do any marine and small engine work and provide space for your storage needs.

After a little more than a year in business, Jennings said things are going well.

"The boat storage service is carrying us through the winter and we're getting the mini-storage going, too," Jennings said.

As of March 1, County Line Marine and Storage will provide indoor, heated 24-hour security space for 14 mini-storage units at their location in the Osakis Industrial Park.

Jennings said he could see banks, law offices or medical facilities using the mini-storage space for long-term document storage, or cabin owners may be interested in storing things there during the winter.

Before opening County Line Marine and Storage, Jennings owned a taping and drywall business.

However, after having a brain tumor removed in 2009, Jennings said he was forced to slow down a bit and he decided to change gears and go back to his mechanical background. From 1974-1978, Jennings was in the Marine Corps where he worked as an aircraft mechanic.

Proud of the fact that he runs a family business, on October 1, 2009, Jennings opened County Line Marine and Storage with his wife, Wendy, and her sister, Vickie and brother-in-law, Rob Beneke. The Jennings' son, Charlie, also works at the shop. They also employ a full-time mechanic, Preston Scott.

County Line Marine and Storage offers repair and tune-ups for marine engines, personal watercraft and other small engines like lawnmowers, ATVs, chainsaws and snow blowers. Plus, the business also offers boating supplies, batteries, Briggs and Stratton small engine supplies, trailer rentals, boat detailing, climate controlled and secure, outdoor storage and shrink-wrapping.

In fact, Jennings said, this winter, the boat shrink-wrapping service has tripled over last year.

County Line Marine and Storage is located at 610 Third Avenue East in Osakis. You can contact the business by calling (320) 859-6000 or e-mailing countylinems@hotmail.com.