MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Traditionally, Tuesday would have been the first day of school across the state, but many districts started last week.

And that’s a trend that’s impacting more than just the kids involved.

Many summer businesses are feeling the heat from a shortened summer.

Tommy’s Tonka Trolley specializes in paddleboarding and ice cream, but with some kids going back to school last week, the owner lost some of his workers and some of his business.

“When you only have 12 weeks to make money, trust me it matters,” Tommy Drummond said.

He said northern resorts are feeling the impact even worse. They traditionally book up well in August when summer sports seasons end.


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