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Following the May 4 announcement that Chet Wollan would be stepping away from his role as co-host, the "Medora Musical" secured a replacement to fill his shoes for the summer-long show.
After two years of events being canceled or dramatically scaled back due to the pandemic, Minnesota tourism officials are declaring business as usual for the summer of 2022, as several of the state’s big gatherings celebrating anniversaries of note.
Some in the hospitality industry are still looking for 20-plus workers, but all-in-all, businesses are more confident compared to years past.
A new National Geographic book by Stephanie Pearson is rooted in her childhood exploring Duluth's Hartley Park.

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Charley Johnson, head of the metro area's Convention and Visitors Bureau, received the Legend Award for Travel and Tourism Industry Leadership, while downtown's popular Broadway Square was lauded as “North Dakota's version of Rockefeller Center."
The push comes after tourism and hospitality industry businesses saw a hit from the pandemic and state efforts to curb it.
Duluth Sport Show bookings may help make up for two lost summers of business.
Despite the operating loss, the 2021 Fair drew 1.3 million attendees
The Minnesota Department of Transportation plans to remove trees from the Smoky Hills State Forest before it resurfaces Highway 34 in 2023.
North Dakota Tourism Director Sara Otte Coleman said the goal of the department’s photography database is to promote the state's places, people and art.

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Bison World is planned to occupy about 120 acres of land near the intersection of U.S. Highway 281 and Interstate 94 at Jamestown. The land is owned by the state of North Dakota and was part of the grant to the Dakota Territory when what is now the State Hospital was constructed in 1883. The land is leased to the National Buffalo Museum and used as buffalo pasture.
While Grand Marais is a year-round destination, these colder months are certainly its more off-season time. This means lodging is less expensive and the town isn’t overflowing with people — all pluses for me, as I was looking for a quiet and relatively inexpensive getaway.
A presentation on the planned Bison World project raised questions from Native American tribes.

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