Now isn’t the time to cut tourism dollars

Grand Forks is not an anomaly.

Previous 7 days, the journal Twin Metropolitan areas Small business reported lodge occupancy rates of 4.4% for Minneapolis previous year at this time, it was at 70%.

The data portend some dismal arithmetic. Fewer friends in Minnesota and North Dakota will mean fewer outside dollars coming in as the region begins its recovery from the financial crisis.

And that math is why the Grand Forks City Council really should strongly contemplate offering approval to a ask for that came this 7 days from the Grand Forks Conference and Guests Bureau. The CVB, through Director

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