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Jay Richards groomed trails at Maplelag two winters ago. This winter, Richards said the excessive snow actually costs the resort more because of all the time and money spent grooming the cross-country ski trails. Brian Wierima/Record

Benefiting from blizzards

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Moans and groans from all over the area can be heard from residents sick and tired of winter. But then there are those who are way too busy to complain -- busy cashing in.


Minnesota winters are crucial for some businesses that were deprived of it last year and the first part of this season as well. But recent snowfall and accompanying snow snaps are at least partially making up for lost time.

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