Approaching its 74th year, the Minnesota Governor's Fishing Opener promotes our natural resources, upholds our fishing heritage and shines an intense media spotlight on our communities.

Explore Minnesota is seeking a host community for the 2021 Governor's Fishing Opener. This event requires significant community involvement and typically garners over $1 million in media exposure for the local area and the state as a whole.

To submit an application, please download the RFP (Request For Proposal) and application here. The deadline for submissions is Friday, Dec. 13.

Please contact Nicole Lalum at 218-316-3330 or nicole.lalum@state.mn.us with questions.