February 09, 2019 10:21 PM
While homeowners spent days digging out after inches of snow fell in the Twin Cities, some area businesses are booming thanks to the storms.
Skiers and snowboarders hit the slopes at Hyland Hills Ski Area on Saturday, after Thursday's snowfall brought a fresh coating of powder to the runs.
"Conditions are really good," said operations supervisor Andrew Berns. "We had a couple of those rare powder days that Minnesota doesn't typically get more than a handful a season, so it's been exciting around here."
Berns said the polar vortex in January kept people away.
"It's kind of the nature of the business where you have some good times and have some bad times," Berns said, but added that new snow always helps to draw people in.
Snow removal companies are also staying busy. As a result, many are making more money.
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Joe Unger, owner of The Lawn Ranger, said his crews are gearing up for the snow that's expected to start Sunday.
"We're going to get everything working as best we can and hopefully we'll be all set," Unger said.
Unger said his company plows a handful of commercial properties but also takes on jobs as the demand increases.
"If it snows a little bit, we'll make out OK," Unger said.
Updated: February 09, 2019 10:21 PM
Created: February 09, 2019 08:21 PM
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