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Resorts of Minnesota author Neil Johnson recently had the opportunity to sit down with Cathy Wurzer and talk about Minnesota resorts, their history, and the book. The audio is available here for your enjoyment.


Anoka County Union

Up north getaways: Andover author spotlights Minnesota resorts

Author Neil Johnson's first journey into the world of publishing splits the storied history with the vast array of one of the great pastimes in our state's history – resorts.

Johnson's book, "Resorts of Minnesota," looks at how resorts have grown over the last century from former logging villages to fishing lodges and a full-service family vacation.


Paynesville Press

Local resort featured in new book: “Resorts of Minnesota” tells story of BugBee Hive Resort

"Quite frankly, it's an honor," said Neil Johnson – author of the new book, "Resorts of Minnesota" – of being able to hear and share Jack Bugbee's story of the resort that has been in his family since the 1920s.


Star News

A loving look at Minnesota family resorts: Neil Johnson's book gets kickoff at Twin Lakes church

In this land of ten thousand lakes, resorts are as much staple of our culture as cornfields, good schools and the Twins. Fishermen, hunters and their families love to break away for an afternoon, a weekend, even a week, on the lake.






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