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Mike Petersen, owner of Ed's Small Engine in Willmar, inspects a snow blower Wednesday at his shop on east Highway 12. Tribune photo by Ron Adams

Winter-related economy picks up after recent storm that moved across the region

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WILLMAR -- Nobody really likes digging out from under a foot of snow, but for some people the Christmas storm was just what their businesses needed.


In west central Minnesota, snow fell off and on from Wednesday through Saturday of Christmas week. In the end, many areas measured more than a foot of the white stuff, and it interfered with many Christmas plans.

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Linda Vanderwerf

I cover education issues for the West Central Tribune and have worked for the paper since 1995. I have worked in journalism since 1981.

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