Tourism

A group of Minnesotans are on the streets San Francisco in the week leading up to Super Bowl 50, but they’re in the city by the Bay to work, not play. Read More
Following an announcement on August 2, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has closed Lake Mille Lacs for walleye fishing, effective at 10 p.m. on Monday, August 4. Officials say that this year’s fishing has exceeded the walleye quota by 2,000 pounds, leaving the walleye population in the lake at a 30-year low. Read More
Lake City needs to jumpstart its economy, and tourism might be the answer. Nestled on the shores of a world-class tourist attraction — Lake Pepin — the city is famous as the birthplace of waterskiing. Read More


The number of visitors to the Minneapolis-Saint Paul metropolitan area — and how much they spent while there — increased significantly last year, according to study results released today by Meet Minneapolis Read More
Tourism is a $12.5 billion industry in the state, according to Explore Minnesota (see “Trading in travel,” June 2013). So what’s luring in the visitors? Fishing, certainly. Read More
Summer is in full swing and tourists are taking full advantage of Minnesota's natural beauty. That's good news for the state's tourism sector, and this summer could prove to be especially lucrative. Read More
Tourism is big business in Minnesota. According to Explore Minnesota, the state's official tourism office, travel and tourism in Minnesota now generates more than $11.8 billion in annual sales, up from $3.2 billion in 1985. Read More

The Spam Museum in Austin

Four cities in southern Minnesota are banding together to boost regional tourism in a partnership called "Minnesota's Southern Hospitality." Albert Lea, Owatonna, Austin, a Read More