ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Gov. Mark Dayton and Lt. Gov. Yvonne Prettner Solon are now licensed for Saturday’s fishing opener.

The first-term governor picked up his fishing license at the Department of Natural Resources headquarters in St. Paul on Wednesday. He was accompanied by Natural Resources Commissioner Tom Landwehr.

The lieutenant governor bought her license at a Duluth bait shop.

Dayton and Solon will host this year’s fishing opener on Pokegama Lake near Grand Rapids. The event starts Friday, with the fishing season beginning on Saturday.

The tradition of Minnesota governors hosting fishing openers goes back to 1948 as a way to promote recreation in the state.

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Comments (13)
  1. mpls sux says:

    Lame article.

    Dayton is a joke.

  2. Allah Loves Tasty Virgins says:

    Google eyes overboard! Google eyes overboard!!!! Oh a man can dream!!!!

  3. George says:

    I am sure old crazy eyes will be pulling a bass plug for walleyes or asking the local guide intelligent fishing questions like: “How long until the fish are scheduled to bite?”
    This guy isnt even comfortable in his own skin, good luck spending a day in an 18 foot casket with this drone!

  4. Grover says:

    It sure makes you wonder about people when they read an article about someone they do not like just to post nasty on it. Does George even know him personally well enough to say that?

    1. George says:

      I do know him. I know that he was not wanted in the family business, I know he wasnt a very good teacher and I know he has the personality of a gnat.

  5. Kent says:

    This bumped the headline about the Ball Slasher??!!

  6. DaveM says:

    How noble of him to obey the law. Is he planning a gay time?

  7. tuna-free dolphin says:

    I heard he’s bringing Ron Schara to bait his hook.

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