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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The head of Explore Minnesota says the glass is “half full” when it comes to tourism in the state.
If you live in Minneapolis, you can recycle your yogurt cup. But you can’t in St. Paul.
Next year’s Governor’s Fishing Opener will be held in the Park Rapids area in northwest Minnesota.
If you are feeling the winter blues — especially after the traffic snarls we experienced this week — it may be time to make your escape.
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.
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.
With the end of summer, some people get depressed thinking about the cold weather and the snow that will soon be around the corner when winter rolls around. But if you think like that, you will be missing out on perhaps the most colorful season in Minnesota — autumn.
And you can get quite the view of amazing fall foliage in Minnesota. The state is known for its outdoor beauty and expansive lakes, so the fall colors seen across the land have a beautiful backdrop for leaf-changing lovers to observe.
With the help of some WCCO viewers, the Minnesota DNR and Explore Minnesota Tourism, we’re bringing you 10 of the best places to go see fall colors.