MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – The oldest fishing pier on Lake Calhoun in Minneapolis has been replaced, and the Department of Natural Resources says the new pier is ready to support anglers and lake-goers for years to come.

The new pier, located just off East Calhoun Parkway near West 36th Street, opened to the public last Friday.

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Jayne Miller, the superintendent of the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board, said that while it’s sad to see the old pier go, she was glad the new one was put up quickly.

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The old pier was worn out and slated to be replaced later in the summer. Then June’s tree-felling storm hit and damaged the dock beyond repair.

The DNR directed the purchasing and delivery of the pier, officials say, while the park board oversaw the assembly and installation.

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Now anglers have a fresh platform to catch muskie, walleye, largemouth bass, northern pike, and the many species of panfish that live in the lake.