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Dayton, GOP cut last-minute budget deal to set up special session Tuesday
UPDATE: At least 19 dead in blast at Ariana Grande concert in British arena
State senator's father dies, but she's at work keeping one-vote majority for GOP
Minnesota budget talks go on behind closed doors, as legislators plan to work past midnight deadline to get work done
Trump asked intelligence chiefs to push back against FBI collusion probe after Comey revealed its existence
Baseball: Wildcats split but clinch
Local Roundup: Litchfield tennis team heading back to state
True Team Track: Willmar boys repeat as Class AA champions
Curry hits 36 as Golden State advances to NBA finals
Richard Pitino's message to Minnesota: 'We can really take the next step'
Three more Fox News employees file discrimination suits
Minnesota judge officially confirms heirs to Prince's $200M estate
'Last Man Standing': 20th Century Fox TV to seek new home for Tim Allen comedy
ABC's 'American Idol' reboot lands pop music superstar as first confirmed judge
'Scandal' will end next year, ABC president confirms
Fishing: Area opener a ray of sunshine
Art competition: High school artists gather in New London
Stories needed to create 'Milan: The Musical!'
Minnesota Orchestra brings classical music to Willmar
Vinyls unveiled for traffic signal boxes in Willmar
Lisa Rierson Axelson
Michel H. Hinrichsen
Michael Thomas Cullen
Richard G. Black
Minnesota Opinion: Taxing charitable donations is just wrong
Letter: Book doesn't belong in classroom
Letter: Reinvest in higher education
Thomas: Will America ever learn?
Mike McFeely: For Ailes, the goal was to turn back the clock
May 14, 2017
Green Lake to host 2018 governor's fishing opener
SPICER—Kandiyohi County reeled in a big catch of its own Saturday at the governor's fishing opener. Explore Minnesota announced the Willmar...
May 14, 2017 - 3:13pm
May 10, 2017
Hoops on Hops: Beer tourism a growing trend on all levels
DULUTH — As we head into summer, now is a perfect time to talk about the growing popularity of beer tourism. Duluth is a destination for...
May 10, 2017 - 8:30am
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