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Northwoods snow is welcomed by many who rely on tourists

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Wisconsin hasn't seen an abundance of snow this winter. On a visit to Oneida County we talked with several people who were glad to see the snow fall. By mid morning, several inches of snow had fallen.

For businesses that rely on winter tourists, the snow is welcome. At Mel's Trading Post, owner Mitch Mode explained,"Snow drives the economy up here. When it snows, people come in here and buy ski's and snowshoes, they are thinking about winter. It's not just recreational businesses. It affects restaurants and hotels--you name it. The economy is driven by the snow in the winter."

There were some we talked with that would rather not see the snow fall. But, they too agreed that when precipitation arrives it helps many business owners. They added that while they might not care for the snow they would rather have it than the bitter cold temperatures.

The question now is,  how long will snow last?

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