• Twin Cities Makes Lonely Planet's Top 10 U.S. Travel Destinations List

    “We wanted to dig deeper and shine a light on 10 places in the U.S. that travelers should add to their wish lists for the coming year,” says Robert Reid, Lonely Planet’s U.S. travel editor. 

     
    FROM THE Summer 2013 ISSUE
     

Lonely Planet listed Minneapolis/St. Paul in the eighth spot on the list of Top 10 U.S. Travel Destinations for 2013. The travel publisher mentioned the extensive network of bike lanes Minneapolis totes, as well as many dining spots around the area, such as Bryant-Lake Bowl, for reasons as to why it made the third annual top destinations list.

"We wanted to dig deeper and shine a light on 10 places in the U.S. that travelers should add to their wish lists for the coming year," says Robert Reid, Lonely Planet’s U.S. travel editor.

Other cities on the list include Louisville, Ky.; Fairbanks, Ark.; and San Juan Islands, Wash.

Earlier this month, The Dayton’s Project unveiled the first of several installations in the Dayton’s skyways. The whole development is on schedule to open this spring and will include retail shopping and direct access to the food hall on the lower level.  

 

CWT was recently awarded a $450,000 grant by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development, one of only six Minnesota companies selected this year.

The grant comes from the Job Creation Fund, which targets companies that are creating high-paying jobs in the state, while making the needed capital investments to support that growth. CWT is aiming to recruit 75 people over the next three years. It’s currently renovating its leased spaces at 701 Carlson Parkway to make way for the new hires.

 

The Minnesota State Fair is essentially a red carpet event for Minnesotans. That is, if red carpet events include food that is either fried, on a stick, or both. To celebrate the great love that Minnesotans have for their state, Radisson Blu Mall of America is offering state fair-themed meetings.