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Lots to See in Minnesota this Weekend [AUDIO]

Alyssa Ebel from Explore Minnesota joined Jerry Carlson and I Thursday to talk about what is happening this weekend in Minnesota. The events we discussed included;

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Alyssa Ebel Talks Pheasants and Fall Colors [AUDIO]

Alyssa Ebel from Explore Minnesota was my guest today on WJON talking about the Governor's Pheasant Hunting opener in Worthington Friday and Saturday. She also talked about the Kids and Parents Expo in St. Cloud this Saturday and about the places in Minnesota to find peak fall colors.

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Explore Minnesota’s Alyssa Ebel Talks Outdoor Activities This Week [AUDIO]

Explore Minnesota's Alyssa Ebel joined Jerry Carlson and I today and she talked about the Taste of Hutchinson and 40th annual Hutchinson Arts and Crafts Festival happening this weekend along with the Carlos Creek Grape Stomp & Fall Festival in Alexandria this weekend.

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Photo courtesy of Minnesota State Fair
Photo courtesy of Minnesota State Fair
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Alyssa Ebel Explores Minnesota on WJON [AUDIO]

Alyssa Ebel from Explore Minnesota joined me today on WJON. She talked about some of the options for people to do this weekend outdoors. Alyssa talked about the food, exhibits and musical performances at the State Fair.

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Minnesota Bluegrass and Old Time Music Festival - 2013
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Alyssa Ebel Talks Activities in Minnesota [AUDIO]

Explore Minnesota's Alyssa Ebel was my guest on WJON Thursday. She talked about the Uptown Art Fair in Minneapolis this weekend, the Taste of Dorset event in Dorset, Minnesota near Park Rapids, and she discussed the Minnesota Bluegrass and Old Time Music Festival in Richmond August 7-10.

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chadly, Flickr
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Tourism Industry Has A Big Impact On The State’s Economy [AUDIO]

Tourism is big business in Minnesota. Explore Minnesota Tourism Executive Director John Edman says the industry brings in nearly $12 billion in gross sales every year, and it creates almost 240,000 full-and-part-time jobs.

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mykl Roventine, flickr
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Report: Summer Tourism to be Up in Minnesota [POLL]

This weekend is the unofficial kick-off to the summer travel season, and Explore Minnesota Tourism expect it to be a good season for tourism-related businesses. Their summer travel forecast is for continued moderate growth for lodging and camping businesses. Travel spending is also suppose to be up.

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State Travel and Information Center on Highway 10 south of St. Cloud (Jim Maurice)
State Travel and Information Center on Highway 10 south of St. Cloud (Jim Maurice)
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Closed – Rest Stops, Information Centers [AUDIO]

Plan your pit stops ahead of time, if you're traveling long distances this weekend. All of the state's rest areas are shut down, in anticipation of the state government shutdown.

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Mauer Sings for Minnesota Tourism [VIDEO]

Here's a clever new TV ad from Explore Minnesota -- complete with a singing Joe Mauer.  It's one of those travelling camera "one-take" masterpieces just like those done so well by the Old Spice guy and the folks at Living Social.

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