Explore Minnesota

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New York Photographer Captures Moments For #OnlyInMN Campaign

Minnesota had a beautiful fall. That could be seen in real life and all over social media. In fact, the last few months have been pretty incredible, with all the shots of the changing leaves.

11/01/2014

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Minnesota Experiencing Strong Summer Travel Season

Minnesota is experiencing a strong summer travel season despite its late start and high water levels in some areas. Explore Minnesota Tourism says it’s the fifth year in a row of continued growth in travel.

08/28/2014

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2015 Governor’s Opener Set For Lake Vermilion Area

The 2015 Governor’s Fishing Opener will be held in the Lake Vermilion area of northeastern Minnesota. Explore Minnesota Tourism says the Lake Vermilion Resort Association will host the annual event on May 7-10, 2015.

05/11/2014

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2014 Minnesota Grown Directory Now Available

The annual Minnesota Grown Directory is now available. The directory is a statewide guide to purchasing directly from local producers. The 2014 edition lists a record 978 farms and includes the most community supported agriculture farms and farmers markets yet. It also offers a growing number of family friendly activities.

04/08/2014

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Best Spring Break Activities For Kids In Minnesota

No need to be bored this spring break. Four major Minnesota institutions are bursting at the seams with information of things to do and places to see.

03/14/2014

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Statewide Scavenger Hunt Already Has Three Winners

Minnesota’s new statewide winter scavenger hunt is off to a quick start. Explore Minnesota is showcasing 10 destinations throughout the state where people can enjoy some winter fun.They range from Lutsen and Grand Portage in the Northeast corner of the state to Pipestone National Monument in the Southwest corner.

12/11/2013

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Another Reason To Brave Minn. Cold: Statewide Scavenger Hunt

When the snow falls and the temperature drops, we all grumble a bit. But as a whole, Minnesotans embrace the winter weather, and now there’s a statewide scavenger hunt to encourage it.

12/10/2013

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Minn. Tourism Agency Advertises For Advertisers

Make Minnesota a must-see. That’s the goal of an advertising contract that the state’s tourism agency is seeking to fill. Explore Minnesota put out a call Monday for ad firms to bid on a marketing and promotion contract due to start on Jan. 1 and run through March of 2015.

08/19/2013

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Good Question: How Many Of Us Go On Spring Break?

When your high school looks like Richfield’s, and your walk home is cold and snowy, daydreams of spring break in a tropical locale can be comforting.

03/18/2013

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‘Explore Minnesota’ Officials Say State Tourism Is Up

The head of Explore Minnesota says the glass is “half full” when it comes to tourism in the state.

10/10/2012

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Good Question: ‘Reply All’: Recycling & Minn. Advertising

If you live in Minneapolis, you can recycle your yogurt cup. But you can’t in St. Paul.

08/17/2012

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Park Rapids To Host 2013 Governor’s Fishing Opener

Next year’s Governor’s Fishing Opener will be held in the Park Rapids area in northwest Minnesota.

05/13/2012

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The Good Life For Less: Cure For The Wintertime Blues

If you are feeling the winter blues — especially after the traffic snarls we experienced this week — it may be time to make your escape.

01/25/2012

Minnesota Twins Photo Day

Joe Mauer, Pitch-Man And… Singer?

Cook admits it. He worships at the altar of Joe Mauer. So when he saw that there was a new Head & Shoulders ad featuring his home-town hero, as well as a new “Explore Minnesota” ad which features Joe’s crooning, he insisted on sharing them.

03/25/2011

More Places To Explore In Minnesota

There’s more to do in Minnesota than what we feature each week in Finding Minnesota, so we’ve started this list for you. Check back each week as we find new things for you to experience across our state.

11/11/2010

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