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Judy Rusch of Sweet Greetings said Hurricane Sandy has wiped out one of her suppliers and caused major delays for several others. It's required her to look elsewhere for specialty chocolates, gift baskets and wrapping paper.

Hurricane Sandy had impact beyond the East Coast

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As Hurricane Sandy tore through the East Coast, Judy Rusch monitored the storm from her New Richmond home. Rusch's daughter lives in Brooklyn, N.Y.


Rusch, the owner of Sweet Greetings in New Richmond, said a few days after the storm hit, she was reading an article about a Minnesota-based company that was having trouble receiving shipments from the East Coast.

"I thought that was interesting," she said. "You don't think of how it will affect us here."

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