'It Can Only Go Up From Here': Hospitality Industry Welcomes COVID Restriction RollbacksBars and restaurants welcomed the announcement from Gov. Tim Walz on Thursday to end all COVID-19 restrictions in the coming weeks and months, a new step forward for Minnesota as it moves closer to life after the pandemic.
Hospitality, Travel Industries See ‘Glimmers Of Hope’ For Job Return, Economic RecoveryMore than 36,000 travel and hospitality workers in Minneapolis have been impacted by the pandemic.
Hotel Workers Continue To Bear Brunt Of COVID-19 Job LossesWith the city's bustle all but gone, hotel guests are missing too. It's evident by the recent layoffs of 51 workers at the Crown Plaza Northstar Downtown hotel.
Coronavirus Update: Hospitality Groups Press Lawmakers For Economic ReliefA recent survey by Hospitality Minnesota says that more than half of hospitality businesses may be forced to close permanently in the next two months because of the effects of the coronavirus and the state's stay-at-home order.
Carlson Companies May Sell Radisson, Country InnsA Minnesota hospitality giant is reportedly considering selling its well-known hotels, like the Radisson. The Wall Street Journal says Carlson Companies is "exploring strategic alternatives."
Are Minnesotans Uninviting To Outsiders?The concept of "Minnesota Nice" has proven an effective marketing tool, but is the proof in the pudding, as a typical Minnesotan might ask? Like clockwork, residents here are engaging in one more dose of heavy self-examination as of late.
2014 Was Best Year For Mpls. Hospitality IndustryMinneapolis convention and visitors officials say 2014 was the city's most successful year ever. Hotel bookings, future hotel bookings for the Super Bowl and Final Four, sponsorships and record revenue at the Minneapolis Convention Center all helped to make this one big year for the state's biggest city.
Man Shares The Power Of 'Good Morning' DowntownSome days starting your morning can just be tough. Even the walk from your car to the office can be stressful. But for several years now, one man has taken it upon himself to try and lift people's spirits every day.
Minn. Adds 6,200 Jobs In Feb., But Unemployment Rises Minnesota gained 6,200 jobs in February, but the unemployment rate popped up 0.1 percent, according to figures released Thursday by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED).