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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






National Travel & Tourism Week

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

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Tourism Industry Achievements Highlighted At Explore Minnesota Tourism Conference

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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Inside a Minnesota deer camp

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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Could self-driving vehicles be a future option for getting around Grand Rapids?

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WinterGlo Festival in Grand Rapids

Businesses and attractions in the Grand Rapids area are joining forces to celebrate the start of winter through a three-day WinterGlo Festival. Family friendly events kick off Friday, December 1, with a wide range of events for people of all ages.


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Grand Rapids, Minn., Wants Minnesotans to Do Winter Differently

The “Do Winter Differently” grand prize package has a total value of $650. People can enter the sweepstakes until Thursday, November 16. Visit Grand Rapids will conduct a random drawing at noon Central time that day.


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Grand Rapids, Minn., to Host 2017 Bassmaster Classic Bracket Tournament

GRAND RAPIDS, MINN. Sept 12th, 2017 – Elite bass anglers to converge on Grand Rapids’ Pokegama Lake for a shot at top prize money and to grab a final spot in the Super Bowl of bass fishing.


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Hidden Northern Minnesota Getaways Provide Unique Fall Color Viewing Opportunities

GRAND RAPIDS, MINN. August 2nd, 2017 – Grand Rapids and Itasca County provide a wide range of options for visitors to take in seasonal colors – from leisurely drives to offroad adventures, hiking or color watching from the water.


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A Broadway Favorite, Country Greats and a Legendary Folk Artist Headline the Reif Performing Arts Center’s 2017-18 Season

GRAND RAPIDS, MINN. August 2nd, 2017 – The touring performance of Stomp, country’s Pam Tillis and Arlo Guthrie among top acts anchoring the upcoming entertainment-packed season at Northern Minnesota’s finest performing arts center.


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Boat-In Movie Night to Draw Hundreds of Boaters for an Evening on Grand Rapids’ Pokegama Lake

GRAND RAPIDS, MINN. July 12th, 2017 – 11-time X-Games medalist, Snocross champ and world record-holding snowmobile legend Levi LaVallee to participate in day-long events leading up to Boat-In Movie. LaVallee will sign autographs and promote summertime wake sports in partnership with Minnesota Inboard.


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Summer Tourism in Grand Rapids Opens with Classic Car Rendezvous Featuring Rare Vintage Autos

GRAND RAPIDS, MINN. MAY 30, 2017 – Grand Rapids to host Minnesota’s “Race to the Rapids Rendezvous 2017” June 1-4, bringing dozens of the finest sports cars from upper Midwest and Canada.


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Minnesota Fishing Hall of Famer Tom Neustrom Offers Top Tips for the 2017 Fishing Season

GRAND RAPIDS, MINN. MAY 9, 2017 – Visit Grand Rapids partners with Hall of Fame fishing guide Tom Neustrom to offer tips for “get away from it all” northern Minnesota fishing excursions during the 2017 fishing season.


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Grand Rapids Children’s Discovery Museum Unveiling Interactive “Lake Life” – A New Core Exhibit Exploring Minnesota’s Nature

GRAND RAPIDS, MINN. APRIL 11, 2017 – April 22 grand opening to showcase innovative learning opportunities for kids.

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Monroe Crossing, Nelson Illusions & Minnesota Orchestra Coming to Grand Rapids, Minn.

GRAND RAPIDS, MINN. MARCH 10, 2017 – Nationally recognized acts to anchor spring arts season at Reif Performing Arts Center.

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