TOURISM

North Dakota Travel and Tourism Week Begins

Tourism is the state's third-largest industry

BISMARCK, ND — This is the start of “North Dakota Travel and Tourism Week” as declared by Gov. Doug Burgum. He says tourism plays a significant role in growing our economy, generating revenue for thousands of tourism-based businesses and helping to attract and retain a 21st century workforce. In 2015, 22 million people visited North Dakota spending just over 3 billion…

F-M Visitors Bureau Highlights Local Travel Trends at Annual Awards Luncheon

Lots of meetings and sports tournaments are held in the F-M area

FARGO, N.D. — The F-M Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) held their annual meeting and awards luncheon to highlight trends in the local tourism industry. The CVB says the F–M area has been growing rapidly over the past few years, with one hundred more hotel rooms in the area than there were last year. That brings the total number of…

Minnesota, North Dakota Rank Among the Happiest States in the Nation

According to 24/7 Wall Street, Minnesota and North Dakota ranked fourth and fifth in the yearly rankings

BISMARCK, N.D. — Minnesota and North Dakota have been nationally recognized for their happiness. According to the website 24/7 Wall Street, Minnesota and North Dakota ranked as the fourth and fifth happiest states in the country. The rankings were compiled based on how happy people were with their jobs and social lives, as well as the severity of the crime…

Food Trends from Around the Country Come to Winterfest 2018

some say it'll help both restaurants and tourism in the metro

FARGO, N.D. — Some of the hottest new trends in the restaurant business were brought to Fargo at Winterfest 2018. Some say it takes a little thing called magic to bring food from the farm to that plate at your favorite restaurant. “To me that process is magical, that is works as well as it does. They don’t know all the…

North Dakota Governor’s Photo Contest Underway

Photographers will be judged on their ability to showcase North Dakota as a Legendary travel destination

“Watching the sunset at Double Ditch” by Nick Hornbacher – 2016 Governor’s Photo Contest “Best in Show”  NORTH DAKOTA — Grab your camera and get outside. Your snapshots of the things to do and see in North Dakota could earn you cash and be published. The 2017 North Dakota Governor’s Photo Contest is underway through August 31. Photographers will be…

Gov. Dayton to Fish on Mille Lacs for Minnesota Bass Fishing Opener

Bassmaster Magazine says Mille Lacs is one of the 10 Best Bass Lakes in the United States for smallmouth bass

  ST. PAUL, Minn. — Governor Dayton will spend the Minnesota bass fishing opener in Mille Lacs. Dayton will be joined on May 27 by outdoor celebrity Ron Schara and Bassmaster Champion Seth Feider. Bassmaster Magazine says Mille Lacs is one of the 10 Best Bass Lakes in the United States for smallmouth bass. The lake and recreation area took…