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4/9 Jamaica or Park Point?

Photo/Paul M. Walsh

Rebates to make movies in Minnesota.  Bigger rebates to make movies in greater Minnesota.  Additional rebates from the IRRRB to make movies in the Northland.  Riki McManus, the director of the Upper Minnesota Film Office,  says movie makers are eyeing Minnesota as more than just a location for films set in the Midwest.  It turns out we're a good stand- in for the coast of California ... or even the beaches of Jamaica.

Lisa Johnson started her broadcast career anchoring the television news at her high school and spinning country music at KWWK/KOLM Radio in Rochester, Minnesota. She was a reporter and news anchor at KTHI in Fargo, ND (not to mention the host of a children's program called "Lisa's Lane") and a radio reporter and anchor in Moorhead, Bismarck, Wahpeton and Fergus Falls.Since 1991, she has hosted Northland Morning on KUMD. One of the best parts of her job includes "paying it forward" by mentoring upcoming journalists and broadcasters on the student news team that helps produce Northland Morning. She also loves introducing the different people she meets in her job to one another, helping to forge new "community connections" and partnerships.Lisa has amassed a book collection weighing over two tons, and she enjoys reading, photography, volunteering with Animal Allies Humane Society and fantasizing about farmland. She goes to bed at 8pm, long before her daughter, two cats, or three dogs.