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Duane Murray is selling the inventory of his Park Rapids Jewelry store as he gradually retires. He also buys scrap gold and silver, which has seen an upturn in the recession. (Sarah Smith/Enterprise)

Park Rapids Jewelry owners retire after 23 years in business

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As Duane and Vickie Murray preside over the gradual closing of their Main Avenue jewelry business in Park Rapids, one segment of the market for their merchandise has seen an upturn in a recession - scrap gold sales.


"Oh yes, people are selling more old jewelry," Duane Murray said last week.

He mostly deals in gold because "silver isn't worth very much."

The couple has owned the store for 23 years; it's been in existence 57 years.

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Sarah Smith
Sarah Smith is the outdoors editor. She covers courts, business and breaking news in addition to outdoors events.
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