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Published September 02, 2013, 09:16 PM

Resorts recover from slow start

Detroit Lakes, MN (WDAY TV) - It might be an understatement to say how gorgeous it was today.

Detroit Lakes, MN (WDAY TV) - It might be an understatement to say how gorgeous it was today.

But if you think back, our summer sure didn't start out so smoothly. And neither did business for season-based businesses like lake resorts.

It's days on Long Lake which make this eighth-grader wish summer wasn't so short.

Peyton Sorby- Vacationer: "Tubing; knee boarding."

With only one more day, Peyton Sorby is making the most of a season, which started out slow.

Sorby: "There was still snow."

Just up the hill is lyes Lakecrest resort. Dan Berg is in his 16th year as the owner.

Dan Berg- Lakecrest Resort: "We've been busy right through the month of August."

Sure, now the weather is great; people are pouring in and out of resorts, but that's sure not how it began.

If you can remember all the way back in May, it was still snowing. In fact, this lake was still frozen.

Berg: “June was a little late. The ice went out late and the water didn't warm up quite as fast as last year."

It wasn't until about May 10th until Lakes Country actually saw the ice thin out, but then temps jumped up to 90 within the next few days.

Sorby: "By the fourth of July, it was packed out here."

Since then, business has been good…

Berg: "This time of year is a great time to go because town is less busy. The golf courses are less busy."

And the weather has been great.

Sorby- Vacationer: "I wanna stay here. I wish I could live here."

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