Fisher's Landing Travel Information Center opens

    In celebration of National Tourism Week Fisher’s Landing Travel Information Center on Highway 2 between Fisher and East Grand Forks opened May 14. The Center is staffed this travel season by Sharon Bergsgaard, Sharon Olson and Gary Ricord. The Center is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.  

    Everyone is welcome to come out this weekend and enjoy coffee and cookies while gathering information to “Explore Minnesota” this summer.  

    Minnesota’s leisure and hospitality industry accounts for more than 265,000 full and part-time jobs and close to $5.4 billion in wages, according to figures provided by the state.

    Travelers in Minnesota spend more than $41 million per day. These dollars circulate widely into Minnesota’s local and state economies, supporting businesses and amenities that add to Minnesotans quality of life. Every $1 invested in state tourism marketing returns an estimated $9 in state and local taxes and $92 in spending by travelers.

    In Polk County, there were $50,354,149 spent in gross sales, $3,200,698 in state sales tax and 1,093 private sector jobs attributed to the leisure and hospitality industry in 2016.