Southern Minnesota was in the spotlight over the weekend, as Albert Lea hosted the 2019 Governor’s Fishing Opener. Susie Petersen is the executive director of the Albert Lea Convention and Visitors Bureau and says it was a success for the entire region, with more to come:

“We are just thankful. And, our neighbor Austin, they’re hosting the Pheasant Opener this fall. We are just so thrilled to be able to host something and to really showcase southern Minnesota, because there’s a lot to offer.”

Petersen says the big goal for her was to show the state that Albert Lea can be a destination for fun and she thinks they did that.