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U of M survey: Minnesotans predict higher leisure travel spending in 2013

February 9, 2013 in Alexandria Echo Press

A majority of the state’s residents spend their leisure time in Minnesota, and 67 percent said they plan to spend as much or more of their money on leisure travel in 2013 as they did 2012, a new survey by the University of Minnesota Tourism Center reveals. Continue Reading

UPDATE: Minnesota’s travel, leisure industry continues climb out of recession

June 3, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

UPDATED 12:46 P.M.The state of Minnesota’s tourism office is forecasting growth this summer, but there are concerns on the horizon, including shaky hiring numbers, unstable gas prices and unpredictable weather. Continue Reading

Grand Forks outdoor pools attract largest crowds since 1996

September 3, 2010 in Grand Forks Herald

Grand Forks’ two public outdoor pools attracted about 32,500 swimmers this year, the highest total since 1996. Continue Reading