Monday, January 5, 2009

Area businesses are saying "Let it snow ... and snow, and snow"

excerpted from Detroit Lakes Tribune, 1-4-09

The near-30 inches of snowfall received last month may have residents grumbling about all the shoveling, but snowmobile retailers couldn't be happier.

"The overall impact has been very good," said Charlie Okeson of Okeson Off-Trail Sales. "It's not necessarily just sled sales, it's every aspect of our business--parts, labor, service, clothing."

The DL Regional Chamber of Commerce reports many people stopping in to look for snowmobile trail maps. Lower gas prices have encouraged snowmobilers to take longer trips than at this time last year.

Sales of snowplows and snow removal equipment has also gone up.

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