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Police officer, 3 others killed in Wisconsin shootings
Burglars swipe $30K in tools from Minnesota school’s auto shop, principal's car
Great Indoors: Basketball-themed cake adds fun to Final Four
'Housing first' solution helping homeless fight addiction, health issues
Reps. Cramer, Peterson appear split on Obamacare replacement
Injured Lavine, his upbeat attitude still part of Timberwolves
Minnesota-born Lundquist chose broadcasting over the ministry 50-plus years ago
Bluejays ready to roll
Phil Hughes recalls visiting pitching guru Tom House
Hanzal's first Wild goal part of memorable family reunion
'Wheel of Fortune' unfortunate guess goes viral
'Sesame Street' to welcome muppet character with autism
Kim Kardashian breaks silence on Paris robbery
'Beauty and the Beast' smashes records with towering $170 million debut
'The Big Bang Theory' spinoff 'Young Sheldon' officially ordered at CBS
'Dogs!' Children's musical opens tonight at The Barn in Willmar
Willmar High School band and choir concerts rescheduled
Pirrotta Park: Spicer to rename downtown park
Volunteer training for AIS detection to begin in April
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American wines are gaining in popularity
Lost Italian: It all starts with Pasta Aglio e Olio
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March 20, 2017
Travel ban, strong dollar could put a damper on tourism
FRANKFURT - Travel and tourism's contribution to the U.S. economy will grow at a slower pace this year than in 2016 due to a strong U.S. dollar...
March 20, 2017 - 8:37am
March 10, 2017
U.S. tourism sector faces squeeze of strong dollar, Trump travel ban
BERLIN -- The U.S. travel sector is bracing for a year in which a strong dollar and uncertainty over President Donald Trump's travel ban could...
March 10, 2017 - 2:19pm
March 3, 2017
Minnesota state parks seek funding increase
ST. PAUL — Budget constraints have forced Minnesota's state parks to shorten camping seasons, postpone maintenance work, reduce winter...
March 3, 2017 - 5:07am
February 21, 2017
Report: Boundary Waters nets $77 million from summer visitors
DULUTH — Leave no trace does not mean leave no money behind, it turns out. A new report shows the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness...
February 21, 2017 - 7:26pm
February 16, 2017
Fagen Fighters Museum in Granite Falls listed as a top Minnesota attraction
GRANITE FALLS — One of Minnesota's top three attractions for 2016 is located amidst the rolling farmlands of western Minnesota. Explore...
February 16, 2017 - 6:32am
November 8, 2016
Villard resort owners honored
VILLARD — Harold and Rosemarie Kraft of Villard, operators of Canary Beach Resort, were named the Operators of the Year by the Minnesota Resort & Campground Association. The award was presented during the association's fall conference in October. Canary Beach is located about...
November 8, 2016 - 9:04am
October 29, 2015
Tourism director says 77 percent report business up or same this summer
DEERWOOD — The director of Minnesota’s tourism board John Edman said state tourism industries have reported its best summer in six years. Edman, director of the state’s Explore Minnesota board, told the Minnesota Resort and Campground Association Fall Conference at Ruttger’s...
October 29, 2015 - 11:20pm
October 12, 2015
State promotes Indian Lands tourism amid changing views of Columbus
ST. PAUL — Here are 11 more reasons to visit the land of 10,000 lakes: the state’s American Indian reservations. Lt. Gov. Tina Smith and Melanie Benjamin, tribal chairman of the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe, are promoting tourism to what Benjamin referred to as “Indian Land”...
October 12, 2015 - 10:55pm
August 31, 2015
Algae blooms threaten state’s $13B tourism industry
ST. PAUL — On a recent summer day, Dylan, Madysen and Colten King escaped the heat in time-honored Minnesota fashion: with a swim in a lake. But...
August 31, 2015 - 8:00am
August 11, 2015
Karlsgodt joins R&J Tours of Willmar as tour director
WILLMAR — Jane Karlsgodt of Atwater has joined R&J Tours of Willmar as tour director. She worked 37 years teaching physical education and adaptive physical education at Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City Schools. Karlsgodt can be reached at 320-235-5875 or at the office at 1408 Willmar...
August 11, 2015 - 11:59am
August 1, 2015
Sturgis may hit 1 million visitors to mark 75 years of motorcycle rallies
STURGIS, S.D. — Half-mile motorcycle races gave the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally its start in 1938 when local Indian motorcycle dealer J.C. “Pappy”...
August 1, 2015 - 8:07am
June 9, 2015
Prairie Waters isn’t just about tourism
GRANITE FALLS — Prairie Waters is continuing to promote tourism in its member counties in the Upper Minnesota River Valley, taking advantage of everything from traditional print to social media platforms. But Prairie Waters isn’t just about tourism, according to an update provided...
June 9, 2015 - 11:35pm
May 21, 2015
New London shuts out Dollar General
NEW LONDON — A proposal to build a Dollar General store on a residential lot in New London was denied Wednesday on a 4-1 vote by the New London...
May 21, 2015 - 11:43pm