Crashed Ice helps boost January sales in St. Paul

Visit Saint Paul officials say they're confident the three-day competition generated $20 million in additional revenue. Thousands of spectators and hundreds of athletes took part in the event outside the St. Paul Cathedral in January.
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Visit Saint Paul officials say they're confident the three-day competition generated $20 million in additional revenue. Thousands of spectators and hundreds of athletes took part in the event outside the St. Paul Cathedral in January.

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