ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Gov. Mark Dayton is one step closer to being ready for Saturday’s fishing season opener.

Dayton purchased his fishing license Wednesday at the Department of Natural Resources headquarters in St. Paul. He’ll be heading up to Grand Rapids for this weekend’s official Governor’s Fishing Opener.

He also purchased a walleye stamp and trout stamp.

Meanwhile, Lt. Gov. Yvonne Prettner Solon purchased her fishing license at Chalstrom’s Bait and Tackle in her native Duluth. Like Dayton, she’ll be fishing Saturday on Pokegama Lake in Grand Rapids.

This will be Dayton’s first Governor’s Fishing Opener, a tradition that dates back to 1948.

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Comments (6)
  1. RR says:

    Must be a slow news day. Can you tell us the next time he stops by Target?

  2. JB says:

    Not a slow news day, finally a democat in the Governors Chair.

  3. George says:

    Cant imagine having to spend an entire day in a small boat with the crazy eyed drone of a Govenor.

    1. GOPSUX says:

      So you wouldn’t go fishing with pawlenty then, yer sayin’?

  4. olaf says:

    Does anybody want me to inform them when and where I get my fishing license? You can leave a contact number or I can just call the news desk and let them know.

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