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Lakes Liquor assistant manager Tom Orvik stocks up the wine supply at the Detroit Lakes liquor store Tuesday afternoon in preperation for WE Fest crowds expected to be arriving in the area in the next two days. BRIAN BASHAM/TRIBUNE

Ready for the WE Fest rush -- Local business booms during festival

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The WE Festers have officially hit Detroit Lakes — and businesses are stocking their shelves to accommodate one of the busiest weekends of the year.


From bags of ice to cases of beer, crates of eggs to rolls of bandages, everyone is preparing for whatever may come with the 40,000-plus people who descend upon the area.

WE Fest visitors come from near and far and from every direction, so no matter where the business, they’re likely to see an increase in sales this week.

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