2012 convention tourism expected to boost Minnesota economy

More than 200 conventions are already schedule to be held in Minneapolis this year. MPR reports it will bring nearly 300,000 visitors and generate $225 million for the Twin Cities metro.
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More than 200 conventions are already schedule to be held in Minneapolis this year. MPR reports it will bring nearly 300,000 visitors and generate $225 million for the Twin Cities metro.

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