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Continued: Visions of a kid at heart

  • Article by: NEAL ST. ANTHONY , Star Tribune
  • Last update: August 3, 2013 - 4:01 PM

The amusements were ordered from manufacturers around the country and the globe.

VSI Construction assembled them and put them in place at Big Thrill. The German-made trampolines sat a few weeks in customs at a New York airport amid a dispute over who was responsible for getting them to Minnesota that was resolved only after U.S. Customs said they would be destroyed if somebody didn’t do something.

“We got a broker and sent trucks,” Zelickson said. “The trampolines are fun, but it wasn’t funny at the time.”

That was the only major snafu.

“Big Thrill was built for the community,” Zelickson said. “You can pick and choose what you want to do.”

Neal St. Anthony • 612-673-7144

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