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State Legislature Mulls Mom-Friendly Fish Opener

Governor Dayton heads out on his boat on Pokegama Lake with fishing host Scott Glorvigen and Army National Guard Specialist Dennis Coan.(Photo courtesy Gov. Dayton's office)

ST. PAUL  (AP) – There’s a move brewing in the Legislature to make this year’s Minnesota fishing opener more mom-friendly.

The state House has approved a game and fish bill with a provision to shift this year’s game-fishing season up a week to May 5. That would save the previously scheduled May 12 opener from conflicting with Mother’s Day on May 13.

Senate Minority Leader Tom Bakk is pushing to make the change in the Senate as well. The House game and fish bill contains several unrelated policy changes opposed by Gov. Mark Dayton, and a spokeswoman says the governor is currently undecided on the early opener.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press.  All rights Reserved)

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