Snowmobiling thrives on Minnesota lakes -- in summer

Snowmobilers discovered decades ago that their machines, designed to ride over snow and ice on a treaded track instead of tires, could skitter over open water for short stretches at high speed. The Wall Street Journal examines what is now a full-blown Minnesota summer sport.
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Snowmobilers discovered decades ago that their machines, designed to ride over snow and ice on a treaded track instead of tires, could skitter over open water for short stretches at high speed. The Wall Street Journal examines what is now a full-blown Minnesota summer sport.

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