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Litchfield, Minn., Prepares to Step Out of the Shadows for Tourists

Nearby Willmar and Hutchinson oft overshadow the town of not quite 7,000 people 70 miles west of Minneapolis; but Litchfield is deliberating how to promote itself as its own draw.  Unlike its neighbors and other Gopher State tourist towns, such as Ely, Grand Marais or Pipestone, Litchfield hasn’t had the funds to promote itself.  That is, until now.  That marketing cash infusion becomes available November 1, after a local lodging tax ordinance goes into effect, and those funds can add up.  For example, Ely, launch pad to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area wilderness, collects over […]