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Fishing Opener

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2015 Governor’s Opener Set For Lake Vermilion Area

The 2015 Governor’s Fishing Opener will be held in the Lake Vermilion area of northeastern Minnesota. Explore Minnesota Tourism says the Lake Vermilion Resort Association will host the annual event on May 7-10, 2015.

05/11/2014

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Wild’s Keith Ballard On Playoffs, Fishing Opener

in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, Keith Ballard helped the Minnesota Wild limit the Chicago Blackhawks, which is a big part of the game plan. “I think with their personal … there’s more shots that become dangerous. They don’t always have to be odd-man rushes or back-door plays or stuff like that – they’ve got a lot of skill in their lineup,” Ballard said.

05/09/2014

Tengwall rarely misses annual Deer Camp with family and friends and feels at home most in the 80 acres outside his Spicer, Minn., home. (credit: Erik Tengwall)

News Click: Fishing Opener

05/09/2014

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DPS: Plan A Sober Ride For Fishing Opener

As anglers head out for the 2014 Fishing Opener, authorities are sending out a reminder to plan for a sober ride if you plan on drinking this weekend. The Minnesota Department of Public Safety said officers will be out in full force Friday in at least 25 counties around the state.

05/09/2014

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Minn. DNR Launches New App For Anglers

After a long, harsh winter, summer is finally around the corner — at least fishing season is. And now that the Walleye Opener is coming up this weekend, anglers will have a new tool. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources just launched a new mobile-friendly website Wednesday that includes all of the complicated rules and regulations for each lake, in one easy-to-understand place.

05/07/2014

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Ice Recedes As Minnesota Fishing Opener Approaches

The ice is receding as Minnesota’s fishing opener approaches, and that has longtime Leech Lake resort owners Steve Jacobson and Roy Huddle breathing a little easier and optimistic for a strong start to the season.

05/04/2014

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DNR Wants Anglers To ‘Think Zero’ At Opener

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources wants anglers to “think zero” at this year’s walleye and northern pike opener. The agency wants every angler to commit to transporting zero aquatic invasive species this year.

04/29/2014

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Wander Minnesota: Fishing Opener

Minnesota’s fishing opener is only two weeks away. Are you ready? Many lake resorts have specials for the early months of the season, and some have packages specifically for opening weekend (or, as it’s also called, Mother’s Day weekend). Book now for the best prices.

04/23/2014

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DNR Adds 1,000 Trout To Vermillion River

It’s about a month before the fishing opener in Minnesota. But if you’re interested in stream trout fishing, that season opens Saturday. On Friday, the DNR added 1,000 rainbow trout to a river not too far from the Twin Cities. WCCO photojournalist Gordy Leach went to the Vermillion River to watch, and you can see his report in the video above.

04/11/2014

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Dayton Snags Walleye On Minnesota Fishing Opener

Colder weather and ice, may have kept some from taking part in the fishing opener, but not Gov. Mark Dayton. He hit Fish Hook Lake Saturday morning in Park Rapids for the 66th annual fishing opener. He caught a nice-sized walleye less than a half hour after midnight Saturday morning.

05/13/2013

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Are They Biting At Fishing Opener In Park Rapids?

Ron Stahl is glad to be taking part in the annual tradition, despite the fact the weather is not ideal. “It was cool,” he said. “It was windy, and we saw some snowflakes.”

05/11/2013

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Final Fishing Opener Tip: What Bait To Use

The 2013 fishing opener is nearly here. For tips on what it’ll take to snag winners, guide Steve Carney shares his insight.

05/10/2013

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Park Rapids Preps For Fishing Opener Onslaught

Park Rapids will be jumping in mere hours with the arrival of the Governor. Tim Young is a great ambassador for the ice-cold 2013 fishing opener. He’s been here before.

05/09/2013

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Fishing Expert: Rely On Electronics, Or Not?

It’s just two days until the fishing opener. Assuming you go to southern Minnesota to find fish this weekend, it’s safe to say there will be plenty of pressure from other anglers as lakes may be quite busy.

05/09/2013

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Meet The World’s Youngest (And Cutest) Mayor

No one is more excited for the summer season than Dorset Mayor Robert Tufts. Oh, and he’s 4 years old. He walks the streets with pride, and knows that the fish bite best on leeches, worms and minnows.

05/09/2013

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