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New book celebrates heritage of Minnesota resorts

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ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — An author who spent a year visiting family-run resorts across Minnesota has written a book celebrating the history and heritage of the state's resort industry.

Neil Johnson says he hopes the book will encourage readers to develop their own vacation traditions.

Johnson says the first resorts opened in Minnesota in the 1870s. At the industry's peak there were almost 5,000 resorts in the state, but the number is closer to 900 now.

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