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Fishing Opener

May 21, 2019
Otter Tail County to host 2020 Governor's Fishing Opener
May 21, 2019 - 3:30am
May 14, 2019
Looking Back - May 9, 2019
May 14, 2019 - 9:30am
May 13, 2019
An angler puts in a line at Gull Lake's Hole-in-the-Day Bay, Saturday, May 11, during fishing opener. Kelly Humphrey / Brainerd Dispatch
Fishing opener proves successful for some: Walleye biting on Mille Lacs, crappies in Brainerd area
May 13, 2019 - 5:00am
May 12, 2019
The Last Windrow: Most memorable opener was fish-less
May 12, 2019 - 9:30am
May 11, 2019
Minnesota Senate Minority Leader Tom Bakk, DFL-Cook, at far left, Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka, R-Nisswa, left, and House Speaker Melissa Hortman, DFL-Brooklyn Park, share a laugh at the Governor's Fishing Opener on Saturday, May 11, 2019, in Albert Lea. Dana Ferguson / Forum News Service
Walz, legislative leaders net walleye, fail to reel in budget deal
May 11, 2019 - 3:12pm
May 10, 2019
The 2018 Welcome Wannigan on Gull Lake.
Nisswa Chamber's Welcome Wannigan to be on Gull
May 10, 2019 - 8:00am
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A DNR crew removes broken and buckled concrete planks from a boat ramp near Sauk Rapids so it will be safe for use on fishing opener.
DNR crews work to get boat ramps, docks ready for opener
May 10, 2019 - 6:00am
Minnesota hosts one of largest fishing openers in U.S.: 500,000 anglers celebrate time-honored tradition
May 10, 2019 - 5:00am
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A boat is decontaminated at the station at the Crosslake-Crow Wing County Joint Highway Maintenance Facility in Crosslake.
Crow Wing County preps for fishing opener, aquatic invasive species
May 10, 2019 - 4:00am
May 9, 2019
Fishing Opener: Learn from last year; work slow for 'eyes this weekend
May 9, 2019 - 10:00am
May 8, 2019
Gov. Tim Walz and Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan spoke Wednesday, May 8, 2019, at an event highlighting efforts to keep drinking water safe. Dana Ferguson / Forum News Service
Will they take the bait? Spending talks in limbo but deal could come at fishing opener
May 8, 2019 - 4:36pm
May 14, 2018
Jake Anderson (front), with Layton Lenarz, catches a rock bass Saturday, May 12, at the Pillager Dam on the Crow Wing River during fishing opener. Kelly Humphrey / Brainerd Dispatch - Gallery
Fishing Opener at Pillager Dam
May 14, 2018 - 3:00am
May 11, 2018
Calendar of events: May 11-15, 2018
May 11, 2018 - 4:30am
"There will be plenty of fishing opportunities. A month ago, it wasn't looking that way. Mother Nature has a way of taking care of business," said Kyle Krueger, of Boomer's Bait & Tackle in Nisswa.
Minnesota Fishing Opener: Ice is out; bait is stocked - Bait store owners offer advice
May 11, 2018 - 3:00am
May 10, 2018
Fishing contributes $2.4 billion to the state's economy in direct retail sales, ranking Minnesota third in the nation for angler expenditures.*
Minnesota fishing facts shared
May 10, 2018 - 4:00pm