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As people have gotten tired of shoveling out from one large snowfall after another, sales of snowblowers have gone way up.

Bountiful blizzards have meant big business


It's kind of hard to gauge in July just how many snowblowers a business might sell in December.

Sales of snowblowers, shovels, sidewalk salt and all the other snow-removal items are way up so far this year at Pellicci Ace Hardware. But when manager Stuart Emich had to place the orders for this winter during last summer's trade show, he had no idea how many more he would have to order this year compared to last.

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Michelle Leonard
Michelle Leonard started covering the Farmington community in June, 1994. Michelle earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Mass Communications: News-Editorial from Mankato State University in 1991. She is an active member of the Farmington American Legion Auxiliary Unit 189, and acts as the volunteer coordinator for the Minnesota Newspaper Museum which is open annually during the Minnesota State Fair. She has earned Minnesota Newspaper Association awards in Investigative Reporting, Local News Coverage, Feature Photography and Column Writing. 
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