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Area businesses affected differently

Updated: January 4, 2005, 5:56 PM ET
Associated Press

GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- Some area businesses say the big boost in business they expected during the World Junior Hockey Championship did not happen.

Bob Montgomery said he noticed little change at the Southgate Casino, Bar and Grill.

"We were disappointed," he said. "We booked bands for many evenings and expected thousands of people to come. We had a sprinkling of Canadians each day, but nothing of any significance."

Montgomery blamed low out-of-town ticket sales and the fact that ...

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