One-fifth of Upper Midwest residents traveling for holiday

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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - AAA is projecting that about one-fifth of residents in the region that includes the Upper Midwest will be traveling this Thanksgiving.

The travel organization says the seven-state region that includes North Dakota, South Dakota and Minnesota will see the greatest share of people traveling over the holiday - 19.5 percent, compared with 15.6 percent nationally.

AAA says more than 90 percent of travelers in the region will travel by vehicle, while about 5 percent will fly. The rest will take trains, buses or cruises.

Thanksgiving travel regionally and nationally is expected to be up 3 percent from last year. AAA cites a strong economy and labor market that are generating rising incomes and higher consumer confidence.

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