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Governor's Fishing Opener: Nisswa ready to serve 5,000 at free community picnic


Finally, the ice is out and the Grand Fishing Opener is here.

To kick off festivities for the 67th annual Governor’s Fishing Opener on Gull Lake, downtown Nisswa is ready to host an estimated 5,000 people Friday afternoon, May 9, for a free community picnic.

A huge tent has been set up on Main Street and organizers are preparing to serve up to 5,000 free meals of pulled pork sandwiches with barbecue sauce, baked beans, coleslaw, chips, water and ice cream cups.

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