Former Minnesota Vikings hall of fame coach and outdoor enthusiast Bud Grant testified Tuesday before Senate Natural Resources Committee in favor of a bill that would raise fees for hunting and fishing licenses.
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources says there’s no way to get around the state’s fishing license requirements during the government shutdown.
While lawmakers continue to battle the budget at the Capitol, the shutdown is taking its toll away from St. Paul. In the resort town of Waterville, its appeal is written into its very name.
Anglers who still need fishing licenses for the holiday weekend are being advised to buy them by Thursday in case Minnesota state government shuts down over the ongoing budget impasse.