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Becker County may be getting close to making an offer for the Detroit Mountain property -- but only if it lands a big state grant to help pay for it.

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The economic impact of a ski-snowboarding operation on Detroit Mountain would be substantial -- anywhere from $661,000 a year for a smaller operation like Sea Gull Resort in Brainerd, to $6.8 million for one the size of Andes Tower Hills in Alexandria.

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