So far, it's another mild winter in Michigan, and that is taking a toll on some businesses that depend on snow. Snowplow contractors say they continue to maintain their snow-removal equipment, but one has sold a plow he bought a few years ago. At Bill's Sport Shop in Spring Lake, Mich., orders for snowblowers have dwindled, as has the inventory. Instead, customers are for looking motorcycle maintenance, said shop owner Bill Sanders.

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