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Motel owners excited to be part of New Richmond community

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Almost half of the motels in the United States are owned by immigrants from India.

It's a perplexing figure, until you talk to Rao and Lakshmi Morusupalli, the newest owners of Riverfront Inn and Suites in New Richmond.

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"There is probably no town in America with a population of 5,000 or more without a motel owned by someone originally from India," Rao said.

It turns out that motel ownership is the perfect business for family-focused natives of India.

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