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Star Tribune looks at the different impacts of the lockout

http://www.startribune.com/sports/wild/182639951.html

Referees. No pay with no games. (But they can get a loan from league against future earnings.) Non-US refs living in US have work visas that only allow them to officiate, so they're waiting. US refs have the option of finding a job.



http://www.startribune.com/sports/wild/182639141.html

Restaurants laying off workers (32 of 48 at one establishment who gets ~50% of their revenue from Wild games).

Quote:
"They don't understand, you're not just affecting your bottom line," Kasel said. "The trickle-down effect of the hundreds of thousands of people that are being killed by this, financially, is astronomical."

Added Geisen: "The highest levels of government should get involved because they're impacting the national economy. It goes so deep."


http://www.startribune.com/sports/wild/182639981.html

Fans can't stand the sight of ice. Charities even hit.

Quote:
Money has dried up for Defending the Blue Line, which provides equipment for military kids: "We have more gear than we'd ever know what to do with, and we don't have money to ship it."


http://www.startribune.com/sports/wild/182640041.html

Without games, the Wild staff "just" work in an office. Sponsor/corporate sales guys no only have had their salaries cut, but also have lost their commissions.

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