tourism

Meet Minneapolis has released a new study that revealed more than 33 million people visited the Minneapolis/St. Paul metropolitan area in 2017, breaking the 2016 record by 2.5%. Read More
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
Can Can Wonderland, a 19,000-square-foot indoor golf course coming to a former St. Paul canning factory, seeks designs and build proposals to outfit its 18 holes. The park, which is scheduled to open on Sept. 1, will also feature sculpture, art installations, performance art, and food and beverages. Read More
If you conduct business in Minnesota, you probably also attend a good number of events, expos, and conferences in the state. Your company might even host a few of its own. Keeping that in mind, we asked the editors of Minnesota Meetings + Events magazine (office mates of ours) about their latest Best of Awards. 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
Believe it or not, the already enormous Mall of America is about to get bigger. Ground was broken on a more than $300 million expansion project on Tuesday, to be completed by August 2015.   Read More