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Ward, MN Tourism Growth Coalition applaud governor's funding recommendation for Explore MN Tourism


State Rep. John Ward, DFL-Baxter, and the Minnesota Growth Coalition applauded Gov. Mark Dayton’s funding recommendation for Explore Minnesota Tourism of approximately $16 million for each of the next two fiscal years.

Ward will be the chief author of legislation to appropriate this funding.

Tourism in the state of Minnesota is an $11.9 billion industry, supporting 240,000 leisure and hospitality jobs, which represents 11 percent of private-sector employment.

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