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Charging for Minnesota Road Maps


A few weeks ago we stopped at the Visitors Center on 371 south of

Brainerd, talked to the friendly attendee, and asked for a Minnesota road

map. She said “That will cost a dollar”. Hmm! Got to wondering how big

the Minnesota tourism budget is and why they started to charge for maps.

Turns out that, not only is the State tourism budget not being reduced, it

now is growing because of a new 1% dedicated tax on car rentals. The total

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Denton (Denny) Newman Jr.
I've worked at the Brainerd Dispatch with various duties since Dec. 7, 1983. Starting off as an Ad Designer and currently Director of Audience Development. The Dispatch has been an interesting and challenging place to work. I'm fortunate to have made many friends, both co-workers and customers.
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