There are several businesses in Minnesota desperate for some winter weather, including Valley Lawn & Sport in Lakeville which depends on snow equipment sales. Owner Ed Veits told KARE 11, "Six inches would be great, just anything we can get that people have to get out in the driveway and clear the snowfall and deal with what they got at the end of the driveway when the plow came by." The store has only sold a handful of snow blowers so far this season.
Explore Minnesota adds that the state's tourism industry as a whole can survive the lingering dry spell.
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Guse's Hardware owner Tom Thomson says he loses $10,000 every month that goes by without winter weather, KSTP reports. "I'm hoping for cold! It doesn't necessarily need to be snow, but cold helps," Thomson said.
The National Weather Service says there is a chance of some accumulating snow for central and southern Minnesota this weekend.