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A statewide conversation with Minnesota’s Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan.  It is a time for all of us to learn about the State of Minnesota's response to this COVID-19 pandemic.   

Explore Minnesota with Amy Rea

Jun 9, 2020

Summertime in Minnesota is the perfect time for exploring all that the state has to offer, and especially now during a pandemic, visiting our parks and shorter day trips seem like a great way to get out of the house and spend some time outdoors. So, reach for the newest edition of Explorer’s Guide Minnesota and plan your next trip. It’s "the perfect guide to navigate Minnestoa’s cities, lakes, and everything in between." There’s something for everyone in this book! Hear our interview with author Amy Rea.


This morning we took a tour of northern MN in celebration of National Travel and Tourism Week.  Tourism is a $15 billion dollar industry in MN and generates more than 265,000 jobs - making up for 11% of private sector employment.  Today we visited with the fine folks that work in the tourism industry in northern MN. 

Megan Christenson from Visit Grand Rapids

Tim Johnson from Edge of the Wilderness Lodging Association

Sandy Cameron of Deer River recently visited Cuba, but stayed away from the tours and tourists.  He and his wife stayed in private homes, including one in Cenguey.  Their hosts were black, and in their living room they had this 3-foot high wood carving, which Sandy says tells us something of the real Cuba.  He talked with Michael Goldberg, on the travel segment of weekly program Stay Human, Sundays at 10 pm. 

Frieda Hall

Scott and Frieda Hall went to VietNam in March 2017, with a tour organized by Itasca Community College.  Frieda took this photo while they glided through the Mekong Delta.  A high school social studies teacher, Frieda talks with Michael Goldberg about some of what she learned on the trip, seeing things from the other side. 

This conversation was broadcast on Stay Human, conversation, music and essays for spirit and courage, Sundays at 10 pm.