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NISSWA, MN – Governor Mark Dayton and Lt. Governor Yvonne Prettner Solon kicked off the 2014 fishing season at Grand View Lodge on Gull Lake in Nisswa, Minnesota on Saturday, May 10.


There was a sendoff ceremony at 8:00am on the Gull Lake Docks at Grand View Lodge.

The Governor was joined in his boat by Rep. John Ward, current Miss Minnesota Rebecca Yeh and her brother, Philip.

Unfortunately, no one on the Governor's boat caught a fish on todays opener.

Lt. Governor Prettner Solon was joined in her boat by local fishing guide Toby Kvalevog and her son Matt Prettner. Last night, Solon caught her first walleye – and the first fish of the 2014 Governor’s Fishing Opener. Minutes later, she caught her second walleye.

Becca Clemens
After graduating high school in 2004, I attended Central Lakes College in Staples, MN for 2 years where I got a diploma in Communication Art and Design. I then transfered up to Bemidji State University in, you guessed it, Bemidji, MN. In the spring of 2009, I graduated from BSU. Then in the fall of 2009 I got a job at Echo Publishing, a sister company to the Brainerd Dispatch.
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