November 4, 2011 Minnesota in the News
Release Date: Nov 04, 2011
Jennifer Westphal, writing in the September 18 St. Paul Pioneer Press, had "Autumn in Duluth...A quick, inexpensive trip with the kids is not only still possible this fall but also a perfect weekend adventure, topped off with the best seasonal colors in years, the Lake Superior view – and Betty's Pies." The same section carries, "Great in winter, Spirit Mountain adds year-round fun," by Beth Probst. St. Paul's October 10 travel section printed "Great park? You betcha!...High praise for little-known Bear Head Island State Park in northern Minnesota was not overstated," by Susan Maas. In the same section, writer Tam Westover penned a regional rundown on leaf peeping. The Pioneer Press' October 10 edition had a two page spread on the St. Paul Art Crawl, and the October 9 Sunday Life section had "Scream Scene: This year's Halloween events and ideas are spooktacular." In the same section, by Maja Backstrom, was "Gaze at the stars and bask in their awesomeness"; plus "We went up north, but out plans went south," by Molly Guthrey.
Chicago Tribune online had "Fall color hotlines" on September 25; "There's a great time and place to get lost," a corn maze listing by Phil Marty on September 16; and on October 17 "Whooping cranes sighted in south-central Minnesota."
In the Minneapolis Star Tribune Variety section on Sunday, September 25, "Thrill of the chase...Horses, hounds and hunting – with a stinky sock as the 'fox' – drive the traditional pursuit of the Long Lake Hounds Club," by Bill Ward. The Star Trib's Sunday, October 2 'arts+leisure dakota county' page, "A scenic tour on two wheels," by Liz Rolfsmeier, tells about the bicycling trails in Dakota County; and "Art Park to celebrate founder's new book," a note about the founder of Caponi Art Park. That day's variety section had a story by Mary Abbe, "The impact of WAM," about the Weisman Art Museum's expansion. Rounding out its 10.2 edition on the Op-ed page was a column by Jason Lewis, "Up north: An ideal ruined by government...Taxes and other federal policies made the lakeshore building boom inevitable." The Star Tribune's Sunday, October 9 edition's 'going places' page carried "Fairmont, Minn. A fair city by the lakes," by Joy Riggs, and the October 9 Star Tribune had a story about the woman who is creating a logo for every Minnesota lake, a topic that got significant legs and was carried in several additional outlets, and picked up by radio and television. In a Star Tribune business page cover story on October 24, writer Wendy Lee penned "Minnesota tourism seeks an image makeover...Many Americans see Minnesota as stodgy and cold. Tourists don't know about the fun stuff, survey says," a summation of EMT's current branding survey. Dovetailing from that story on October 27 the Albert Lea Tribune editorialized "How to rebrand Minnesota," and KARE 11tv filed a story by Dave Berggren, "Mpls has a new look, state will follow soon." The same topic was the conversation on October 25, when John Edman was interviewed by WCCO am830's John Hines on the Michelle Tafoya program.
Writer Tom Klein wrote a story, "On average, resorts see better year in 2011," which was published in the Ely Timberjay.
California travel writer Pam Price visited Minnesota in October and wrote "The land of sky blue waters Minnesota's North Shore," which appeared in the October 19 edition of the Malibu Times.
A story in the October 15 online edition of The Australian told about a family outing in the Boundary Waters Wilderness.
The October 14 Budget Travel magazine online carried, "World's Best New Affordable Hotels," which included Hotel 340, St. Paul, among 26 impressive properties throughout the world.
In the October 7 Washington Post, (October 12 online posting) Alexandra Pecci wrote, "The Impulsive Traveler: Minneapolis, beyond Mary Tyler Moore."
Travel & Leisure magazine's online edition had a story, "America's Most Iconic Drives," which included a Minnesota favorite, "Highway 61 along Lake Superior."
The October 12 www.thelinemedia.com had a story "msp tours lets air travelers see minneapolis in a whole new way," by Jon Spayde, telling about Cheiko Karlsen's new Kiku Enterprises local tour product.
The October 10 Minnesota Daily (University of Minnesota), had "An active tour of the town...City Running Tours teaches local history on the go," by Megan Nikolai.
From California travel writer Lee Foster's recent visit, (www.fostertravel.com) "Grand View Lodge in Minnesota's Lake Country,"; "Aquatennial and the Arts in Minneapolis,"; "Minnesota's Minneapolis-Saint Paul for 'Quality of Life'."
On October 2 the Chicago Sun Times online edition carried a piece by Minneapolis travel writer Carla Waldemar, "Minnesota's vintage river towns offer peek at days gone by," telling about towns in the St. Croix and Mississippi River valleys.
The Fall 2011 issue of Midwest Golfing Magazine published "Dressed to the Nines: top 9-hole courses you really ought to play (if you can), by Deb Patton. Included in the listing of 'Other 9-holers You Should Play," was Double Eagle Golf Club, Eagle Bend, MN.