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An afternoon storm on July 4 brought down multiple trees at White Pines Resort on Big Turtle Lake. Though four cars appeared to be crushed by the fallen pines, they did not sustain heavy damage. Submitted Photo Courtesy Kohl's Resort

'They all pitched in': Resorts recover from storms, thanks to help from guests

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BEMIDJI - After a strong windstorm swept through the region on Independence Day, Debbie Eickhorst, owner of Kohl's Resort on Big Turtle Lake, stepped outside to survey the damage.

She was surprised to find people already gathering debris.

"The guests were outside cleaning up branches before I even went outside," she said.

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