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Tourism Push Plays Up ‘Only In Minnesota’ Getaways

Say goodbye to “More to Explore.” Minnesota tourism promoters are ushering in a new slogan that focuses on “Only in Minnesota” experiences as part of their largest-ever advertising campaign.

18 hours ago

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Tourism At Apostle Islands Brings In $24M, Creates Over 300 Jobs

A new report shows just how much national parks benefit the local economy. The National Park Service report from 2012 showed that the 163,419 people that visited the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore in Bayfiled, Wis. spent a collective $24 million during their visits.

03/03/2014

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Minn. Tourism Agency Puts Focus On French Visitors

Minnesota may lack the glamour of Paris, but a new effort aims to make the state attractive to French vacationers. Minnesota’s tourism agency says it will spend up to $45,000 next year to build an on-the-ground marketing presence in France.

12/03/2013

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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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Midwest Competition For Gay Wedding Tourism?

During four years as the only Midwestern state to offer same-sex marriage, Iowa has seen thousands of couples travel to the heartland for wedding celebrations that pumped millions of dollars into the state economy.

06/23/2013

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Banning Smokers From Duluth Waterfront, Parks?

The state’s first city to ban smoking in all bars and restaurants wants to take the war against tobacco one step further. The Duluth city council will soon be voting on a proposed ordinance that would ban smokers from lighting up outside along its popular waterfront and parks.

08/28/2012

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Minneapolis To Host Jr. Girls Volleyball Tournament In 2014

Minneapolis announced that the city will be hosting the USA Junior Girls National Volleyball Championships in 2014.

05/23/2012

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High Gas Prices May Boost Minnesota Tourism

High gas prices may keep some people closer to home during the upcoming vacation season. And that’s just fine with Minnesota’s tourism industry.

03/25/2012

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Fargo-Moorhead Angling For Gay Tourism Boost

The Visitor’s Bureau in the Fargo-Moorhead area wants more gay travelers in town.

03/05/2012

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1, 2, 3, 4 — Michigan & Wisconsin Declare Mitten War

Michigan and Wisconsin have thrown off the gloves and are engaged in hand-to-hand combat in a debate over which of them looks more like a mitten.

12/08/2011

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Tourism Business Picking Up In Minnesota

Experts say Minnesota’s $11 billion travel and leisure industry continues to creep out of the recession, but there could be obstacles ahead, including a government shutdown.

06/03/2011

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Vacation Seasons Starts: Klobuchar Promotes Tourism Bill

The Memorial Day weekend is considered the traditional start of the summer vacation season and U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar is hoping her bill will bring more tourists to Minnesota.

05/31/2011

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03/24/2011

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Duluth Seeks Dollars To Keep Up Tourist Sites

A Duluth City Council member said the city has neglected the upkeep of some of its most popular tourist attractions, including a replica Viking ship, and that he plans to propose the establishment of a $50,000 annual fund that would go toward their maintenance.

01/17/2011