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$100 Million for What?!

It has been publicized that Hennepin County is working on plans to build a “wishbone overlook” on the upper portion of Saint Anthony Falls on the Mississippi River. The Star Tribune article states cost-estimates of $50-100 Million USD to build this project. I’m going to err on the side of the upper estimate, because at […]

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A Camino De Minnesota?

In some ways, Christianity and other faiths created the concept of tourism. They created sacred sites and encouraged their followers to make pilgrimage trips to visit them. This created the need for food, lodging, souvenirs, and various other goods and services that form the backbone of modern tourism. My wife recently got a small grant […]

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Tourism Urbanism in Park Rapids

Every year my family takes a vacation to Brookside Resort on Two Inlets Lake, near Lake Itasca and Park Rapids, MN. Despite the great hydro-biking infrastructure on Two Inlet’s Lake, the best urbanism in all of Hubbard County is in Park Rapids. Park Rapids is a small town (pop. 3681) with an economic eye on the […]

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