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Wind power brings business to the Duluth area

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Hardly anyone likes paying upwards of $3 per gallon at the gas pump, but high oil prices are stimulating at least one part of the Twin Ports' economy.

In 17 years on the job, Gary Nicholson, president of Lake Superior Warehousing Co., can remember no year busier than the current one. Lately, his business has been awash with components for giant-sized wind turbines, as well as massive crucibles used to help extract crude from the vast oil-sand deposits of Alberta, Canada.

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