Fishing Opener

Despite 'Fish Summit,' Legislators Deadlocked In Budget TalksRepublicans and Democrats are far apart on the biggest spending bills of the year despite intense behind-the-scenes negotiations, and an unusual "Fishing Summit" on Saturday.
Gov. Dayton Casts Out On Lake Vermilion For Fishing OpenerGov. Mark Dayton was out on the water early Saturday morning -- He was fishing with Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk on Lake Vermilion, about 90 minutes north of Duluth, in Tower.
A Crash Course On Walleye FishingGov. Mark Dayton was up early Saturday morning to take part in Minnesota's 68th annual walleye fishing opener. He's on Lake Vermilion in northeast Minnesota. Last year he got skunked, so hopefully he will have better luck this year.
Boat Diplomacy: Capitol's Top 3 Headed On Joint Fishing TripMinnesota's center of political power is moving north for the weekend. Gov. Mark Dayton, Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk and House Speaker Kurt Daudt plan to share a boat Saturday on Lake Vermilion for the annual fishing opener.
Lake Minnetonka's Gray's Bay Marina Closing For ConstructionBoaters will want to plan ahead next week before hitting Lake Minnetonka. Work on the Metropolitan Council sewer lines is closing boat access at Gray's Bay Marina from Monday, May 4 to Thursday, May 7.
2015 Governor's Opener Set For Lake Vermilion AreaThe 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.
Wild’s Keith Ballard On Playoffs, Fishing Openerin 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.
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DPS: Plan A Sober Ride For Fishing OpenerAs 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.
Minn. DNR Launches New App For AnglersAfter 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.
Ice Recedes As Minnesota Fishing Opener ApproachesThe 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.
DNR Wants Anglers To 'Think Zero' At OpenerThe 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.
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