|Financial Audit Division Report 07-28||Released November 1, 2007|
Financial controls at Explore Minnesota Tourism were generally adequate, and the office complied with most of the legal requirements we tested. However, our report contains six findings related to inadequate controls or noncompliance.
Effective July 1, 2004, the Legislature created Explore Minnesota Tourism as an executive branch office to promote and facilitate increased tourist travel to and within Minnesota. The office was previously a division of the Department of Employment and Economic Development. Besides its General Fund appropriations of $11.4 million, Explore Minnesota Tourism collected receipts of $1.1 million and incurred expenditures of $10.5 million for fiscal year 2007.