The roads over the Labor Day weekend were filled with Minnesotans heading to places ... in Minnesota. It appears that more state residents this summer chose to stay in the state for vacations, the Star Tribune reports. The newspaper says that trend gave state tourism businesses a boost as Minnesota resorts had their best year since the recession.
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Here's one bit of good news for state road warriors. Alcohol-related deaths are decreasing, MPR reported.
ANd Minnesota State Patrol spokesman Lt. Jason Bartell told WCCO that it appeared that overall drunken driving arrests were down for the Labor Day weekend compared to the same time last year: