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“My husband said it was for our daughters, I think it was really for him,” Shari Hendren said.
On his 87th birthday, Dale Sanders started paddling to take on the entire length of the Mississippi River in hopes to break the world record as the oldest person to make the 2,340 mile trek, again.
Cyclists from all over the United States, Canada and even some from Central Africa gathered on Sunday to start pedaling a 350-mile journey for an annual Tour of Minnesota bike ride.
With the full extent of damage still unknown, Sholly said it’s unclear when the park may reopen.

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After writing four editions herself, Anne Arthur invited her daughter Signy Sherman to collaborate on the the latest.
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.
A new National Geographic book by Stephanie Pearson is rooted in her childhood exploring Duluth's Hartley Park.
The push comes after tourism and hospitality industry businesses saw a hit from the pandemic and state efforts to curb it.
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.

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Lauren Bennett McGinty, Executive Director of the Minnesota Craft Brewer's Guild, will assume her new role as director of Explore Minnesota Tourism on Nov. 15.
The impending strike is referred to as a “job action” by the Public Service Alliance of Canada, the union that, along with the Customs and Immigration Union, represents more than 9,000 Canada Border Service Agency employees. The strike comes just three days before the country is set to allow American leisure travelers across the border for the first time in nearly a year and a half.
A western Minnesota community hosted a 50-mile gravel bicycle race to introduce visitors to the scenery of the Minnesota River Valley and its quiet, back country roads. The Bluenose Gopher 50 Gravel Race underscores how gravel bike riding is growing in popularity with those who enjoy exploring the outdoors on the paths less traveled.

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