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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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