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Last week’s assessment by John Edman, Minnesota Tourism director, that an improving economic outlook will result in a good tourism season, was as welcome as spring rain.


Edman made his prediction Tuesday at the Brainerd Lakes Chamber’s Regional Tourism and Online Marketing Summit at Grand View Lodge.

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Mike O'Rourke
Mike O'Rourke began his career at the Brainerd Dispatch in 1978 as a general assignment reporter. He was named city editor in 1981 and associate editor in 1999. He covers politics and writes features and editorials.
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