Monthly Archives: August 2014

Thinking regionally with tourism

Tourism isn’t important just to the individual community. When people visit a place, they look around to see what else is going on in the area. This week on Rural MN Radio, Jim and Marnie talk with Cynthia Messer, an Extension educator and tourism specialist with the U of M Extension’s Tourism Center, about the impact of tourism in rural Minnesota and the importance of working regionally.

Thinking regionally with tourism

Welcome to Minnesota

Tourism is a big deal for Minnesota, especially Greater Minnesota, where visitors come for the great outdoors and small-town ease. This week on Rural MN Radio, Jim and Marnie talk about tourism in the state and an upcoming infographic on tourism from the Center.

Talking tourism

Paying for rural infrastructure

The smaller population in rural areas doesn’t make infrastructure any less necessary, especially when it comes to roads. This week on Rural MN Radio, Jim and Marnie talk with Tim Houle, CRPD board chair and Crow Wing County administrator, on the ins and outs of funding for roads.

Paying for roads