Report Says Mississippi River Commerce Worth $400 BillionA report released at a gathering of mayors in Dubuque finds that commerce along the Mississippi River generates more than $400 billion and supports 1.3 million jobs. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service coordinated the report, which was released Wednesday at a gathering of more than two dozen mayors in Dubuque.
Minnesota Resorts See Strong Summer Tourism SeasonAs summer comes to a close, Minnesota resorts said they were happy for the state's great weather. According to Explore Minnesota, summer tourism was the strongest it’s been in seven years.
How To Prepare For A Cross-Country Road TripFive tips to get you started on a cross-country trip of America
Tourists Flock To Gawk At Massive Highway Bridge ProjectsJockeying for a rail spot on the third-floor deck of a St. Croix River paddlewheel boat starts an hour before departure. Up there are prime views of the towering piers, protruding concrete segments and barges full of heavy equipment — all elements of one of the biggest, most expensive bridge projects the Upper Midwest has seen.
America's Most Patriotic Summer Vacation SpotsThe U.S.A. boasts all-American tourist spots from sea to shining sea.
State Tourism Agency Plans Summer Campaign In Midwestern CitiesExplore Minnesota has started new projection-style advertising on empty walls in the Twin Cities. But their big focus right now is to pull in people from other states and the other side of the world.
State Tourism Agency Flying 4 Instagrammers To MinnesotaMinnesota's state tourism agency is flying four people from Europe and the United States to come give Minnesota a try for ten days.
Tourism Officials Expect Record Summer For Travel In MinnesotaMore than 37 million Americans are expected to travel for Memorial Day weekend, which is considered the unofficial start to the summer travel season.
Apostle Islands Ice Caves Proving Very PopularAccording to the National Park Service, about 12,000 people visited the caves on Lake Superior near the Apostle Islands this weekend. The ice caves drew more than 138,000 tourists last year, when the deep freeze made the caves accessible to pedestrians for the first time in nearly five years.
How To Stay Healthy When TravelingHere are some practical tips to help prevent you from getting sick while traveling.
'Meet Minneapolis' Finding Unique Ways To Attract TouristsSo the weather as of late hasn't exactly been alluring to everyone. That's why tourism groups have to think outside the box to bring visitors to the Twin Cities this time of year.
Out-Of-Towners Shocked By Arctic BlastAs uncomfortable as Wednesday has been, most Minnesotans have seen temperatures like this before. But for some, it was unlike anything they've ever experienced. Moving from South Carolina to Minnesota was a bit of a shock to my system.