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Drive The Great River Road Month

September is drive the Great River Road month. Picture of Pokegama Dam on the Mississippi River in Grand Rapids.

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DRIVE THE GREAT RIVER ROAD MONTH STARTS SEPTEMBER 1

Celebration encourages motorists to travel the National Scenic Byway all month long

The Mississippi River Parkway Commission is inviting motorists to travel the Great River Road during Drive the Great River Road Month, which starts Sept. 1.

Drive the Great River Road Month is an open invitation to plan a fun and memorable road trip along the nearly 3,000-mile National Scenic Byway that runs through 10 states, from Minnesota to Louisiana. It is one of the oldest, longest and most unique scenic byways in North America, offering a gateway to the Mississippi River Valley’s great history, the blending of cultures and a host of recreational options to all visitors.

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CITY WILL USE PLA FOR PROJECT GRAND RAPIDS

Jun 27, 2018

The City of Grand Rapids took another key step this week in advancing improvements at the American Legion Memorial Park. The property, which was given to the city by the local American Legion in 1966 for recreational, educational, or other public purposes, is home to the IRA Civic Center, Legion Field, Nobel Hall Field, Grand Rapids High School, cross country ski and mountain bike trails, and many other amenities.

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CITY MOVES TO PITCH 1% LOCAL SALES TAX TO FUND CIVIC CENTER PROJECT

Jun 13, 2018

The Grand Rapids City Council approved a resolution Monday for a proposal to impose a one percent local sales and use tax to fund Project Grand Rapids, a plan to develop a Kids Campus at IRA Civic Center and improve Legion Field.

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GUEST COMMENTARY: THE IMPORTANCE OF TOURISM FOR GRAND RAPIDS

Jun 9, 2018

When people ask me what I do for a living, I say that I get to help people visit and vacation the Grand Rapids, Minn., area. Six years ago, I had the opportunity to work for the organization that markets and promotes to attract people to vacation in the Grand Rapids area.

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Grand Rapids teens place high in Alabama bass fishing tournament

July 14, 2018

With five minutes left in last year’s bass-fishing state tournament on Lake Mille Lacs, teammates Alex Timm and Easton Fothergill could have easily called it a day and waited for the weigh-in to begin at McQuoid’s Inn.

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Greater MN Governor’s Forum

Aug 21, 2018

The 2018 Greater MN Governor’s Forum in Grand Rapids, Minn. is hosted by non-partisan regional broadcaster and NPR affiliate KAXE/KBXE. The goal of the forum is to empower citizens to vote and engage in community by attending, listening or watching.

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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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