A ‘lifeline’ for Park Rapids businesses

Butch De La Hunt, president and CEO of the Park Rapids Lakes Area Chamber, notes that Enbridge’s Line 3 Replacement Project was a welcome boost for businesses in the northern Minnesota city that had been suffering through the COVID-19 pandemic. “It threw them a lifeline so they could get through this tough winter,” he says. “Some of our resorts that would normally be closed (for the winter) remained open, just to take on that increased lodging need.”