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Access to the latest press releases, news coverage, and media related to the Grand Rapids area. Use #headnorth to join the conversation on social media about heading north to Grand Rapids, MN!


Media Contacts:

Megan Christiansen






Despite challenges, tourism continues to grow in this region

March 2018

Tourism in Minnesota is an economic driver of more than $14 billion. In the northeast part of the state, it’s a $914 million industry and for some communities it’s their main economic mainstay.

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Apr 30, 2018

Many people in the Grand Rapids, Minn., area play an important role in attracting and serving visitors to Grand Rapids. According to Explore Minnesota and Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development: tourism brings $74,443,609 million dollars and more than 1500 jobs to Itasca County. In Minnesota, tourism is an $15 billion industry that generates more than 265,000 jobs and makes up for 11 percent of private sector employment.

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KAXE Radio Interview National Travel & Tourism Week

May 7, 2018

This morning we took a tour of northern MN in celebration of National Travel and Tourism Week.  Tourism is a $15 billion dollar industry in MN and generates more than 265,000 jobs – making up for 11% of private sector employment.  Today we visited with the fine folks that work in the tourism industry in northern MN.

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Tourism Industry Achievements Highlighted At Explore Minnesota Tourism Conference

Mar 23, 2018

Tourism Award to Visit Grand Rapids for Social Media Marketing Award and Wildwood Resort being honored as the Resorter of the Year.

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National Travel & Tourism Week

Feb 18, 2018

National Travel and Tourism Week, And get more resource regarding Tourism in Itasca County & State of MN.


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Inside a Minnesota deer camp

Nov 16, 2017

I became acquainted with Bri Stacklie, the Minnesota Deer Hunter Association event and publication coordinator, through writing articles for her. She invited me to attend their 2017 Minnesota Governor’s Deer Opener, which sounded like a great event. Who hasn’t heard about the legendary “deer camps” in Minnesota.


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