Business & Economy
Icy lakes made some towns, businesses winners or losers
By NICK STANEK
Capital News Service
LANSING — The record-breaking ice on Lake Superior is bad news for the steel industry but not for tourism in some parts of the Upper Peninsula. The Sault Ste. Marie locks opened Tuesday as they do every year on March 25. But this was the first time since 2009 a boat didn’t pass through the very same day. The lack of boat traffic in 2009 was due to economic reasons.