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Top Spots At The State Fair For Minnesotans Who Love The Outdoors

For those of us that enjoy the peace and solace of the outdoors, the Great Minnesota Get-Together can be a cumbersome and busy experience. But fear not — there are still a few places around the State Fair where you can check out the latest camping, hiking and fishing gear, and find new places to explore.

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Goin’ To The Lake Recap: Perham (Day 2)

Summer is coming to an end, and so are the WCCO summer road trips to the lakes! Our final stop on our tour across Minnesota is in Perham, a three-hour drive northwest of the cities. Liz Collin and Mike Binkley went to the Perham Lakeside Golf Club Friday. It is a beautiful facility with 27 holes to play. They have had great weather all summer, and Friday is no exception.

08/21/2015

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The Way Humans Hunt & Fish Is Unsustainable, Study Says

A new study claims humans are putting certain species at risk by killing animals that are the wrong size and age.

08/21/2015

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How To Promote Mille Lacs During The Walleye Crisis

Lake Mille Lacs has a reputation of being a premiere walleye fishing destination. But many who live along the lake say it should be known for much more. “Mille Lacs at the time when I was growing up was known more as the fishing lake, but that’s evolved over the years,” Mille Lacs Island Resort General Manager Jodi Kanera said.

08/14/2015

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Dayton Heads To Mille Lacs For Bass Fishing

Walleye fishing may be over for the season on Lake Mille Lacs, but plenty of people will still be on the water Saturday to wet their lines.

08/07/2015

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Good Question: How Does The DNR Count Fish?

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources shut down walleye fishing on Lake Mille Lacs Monday night for the first time in history. The decision was made because of the record-low walleye population on the lake, and because the quota was met for how many walleyes could be harvested this year.

08/04/2015

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Gov. Heads To Mille Lacs Over Looming Walleye Fishing Ban

Gov. Mark Dayton will travel to Lake Mille Lacs Friday for a town hall meeting on the walleye crisis. The lack of walleye is so drastic, the Department of Natural Resources may ban walleye fishing altogether.

07/31/2015

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Immigrants, Poor Fish For Their Dinner, Unaware Of Mercury

It’s midday and the white bucket balanced on the rocky shore at Mountha Uppasay’s feet holds five or six white bass, moving sluggishly in the water she scooped from the Des Moines River.

07/29/2015

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4-Year-Old Boy Catches Fish Of A Lifetime

Two brothers living on Lake Minnetonka have a big fish story to tell. James and Johnny Range Jr. are part of a fishing league on the lake, and they reeled in a huge muskie Tuesday night.

07/22/2015

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Hennepin Co. Hosts 8th Annual ‘Hooked On Fishing; Not On Drugs’ Event

Prescription drugs and heroin are both problems in Hennepin County. The Hennepin County Sheriff said many who use or take them are young people. So the county began a program to try and change that.

07/16/2015

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Nebraska Man Dies After Falling Out Of Boat On Becker Co. Lake

An Omaha, Neb. man died Sunday after falling out of a fishing boat on Many Point Lake in Becker County. According to the Becker County Sheriff’s Office, at 8:39 a.m. officers responded to a call of a fisherman, later identified as 67-year-old Terry Lee Ruch, who fell out of a boat and had not resurfaced.

06/22/2015

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Minnesota Fishermen Reel In Catch Of A Lifetime

A Brownsdale, Minnesota, man just made that catch in the Mississippi. But what happened between setting the line and reeling it in is where the real legend lies.

05/22/2015

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Minnesota Governor’s Fishing Opener Kicks Off At Lake Vermillion

It’s that time of year again – the Minnesota Governor’s Fish Opener. The 2015 opener is being held in the Lake Vermillion area May 7 through 10. The fishing challenge begins at midnight on Saturday, May 9.

05/08/2015

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Walleye Season Opens Saturday In Land Of 10,000 Lakes

About a half a million anglers are expected to hit the water when walleye season opens Saturday in the Land of 10,000 Lakes. Here’s a look at some things to expect this season in Minnesota, a state that takes its fishing seriously.

05/06/2015

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Fishing Event At Veterans’ Home Lets Residents Cast A Line

Minnesota’s fishing opener is still a week away, but some lucky veterans are already reeling them in. The group Muskies Inc. helped put on a fishing event at the Minneapolis Veterans Home Saturday afternoon.

05/02/2015

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Drought Could Impact Fishing On Minnesota Lakes

The walleye opener is just 11 days away, and anglers could be dealing with some shallow lakes. The majority of the state, about 92 percent, is experiencing moderate drought conditions. Less than 20 percent of the state was that dry last year at this time.

04/28/2015

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Mille Lacs Business Owners Make Plea To Lawmakers Over Walleye Regulations

Minnesota lawmakers got an earful Wednesday from Mille Lacs County business owners about tough new walleye limits on the state’s most famous lake. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources imposed a one-walleye limit on Mille Lacs two weeks ago to try to revive the fish population.

04/22/2015

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Best Places To Go Fishing Near Minnesota

Fishing is fun, easy and everywhere in this great state of 10,000 lakes.

04/11/2015

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Mille Lacs Daily Walleye Limit Drops To One Fish

With just a month to go until the statewide fishing opener, anglers who fish lake Mille Lacs received more disappointing news. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources released the 2015 fishing regulations for Mille Lacs, which cuts the bag limit on walleye in half.

04/08/2015

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An Outdoorsman’s Guide To Visiting Lake Powell

You will be amazed as to everything you can experience during a vacation to Lake Powell. You will be able to fish, hike, camp and explore the waterways aboard a houseboat, making your Lake Powell vacation one of the best outdoor getaways you have ever experienced.

03/31/2015

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Sportsmen & ‘Lumberjills’ Galore At The Northwest Sportshow

It’s the time of year when everyone is thinking about getting outdoors. And to help you get ready for the summer fun, this weekend is the 83rd Northwest Sportshow. It features deals on boats, RVs, ATVs, fishing and hunting gear.

03/28/2015

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Dayton Calls For Felony-Level Penalties Against Poachers

Gov. Mark Dayton wants to crack down on poachers with tougher criminal penalties and longer license revocations. The governor on Friday proposed a new felony-level penalty for poaching, and revoking game-and-fish privileges for up to 10 years. Current law only goes up to a gross misdemeanor penalty for poaching, and license revocations of up to only five years.

03/27/2015

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State Parks Await Spring-Time Visitors

As the last drops of maple syrup are collected from Fort Snelling State Park, it can mean only one thing — the sights and sounds of spring are coming back. Brent Wennberg has been enjoying Minnesota’s state parks since he was 2.

03/20/2015

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Feds Move To Stop Fishing Crimes By Tracking Seafood Imports

In an effort to eradicate illegal fishing and seafood fraud, the Obama Administration is launching a fish tracking system that would eventually tell consumers where their fish was caught, processed and stored.

03/17/2015

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3 Minnesota Men Fined $3,750 For Ontario Fishing Flub

Three Minnesota men fishing in Ontario were fined $1,250 each for possessing more fish than allowed.

03/16/2015

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