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Minnesota DNR, photo by WJON.com's Jim Maurice
Minnesota DNR, photo by WJON.com's Jim Maurice
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Anglers Reminded of Fishing License Changes Ahead of Opener

With Minnesota's fishing opener set for this Saturday, the DNR is reminding you of price increases that took effect this season.

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Catching Walleye in the BWCA
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Mille Lacs Walleye Numbers Down From Last Year

Hundreds, if not thousands of anglers will be heading to Minnesota's premiere walleye lake this weekend for the fishing opener. But, what kind of harvest numbers can they expect from Lake Mille Lacs?

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Early Spring to Have Little Impact on Fishing Opener

As anglers ready themselves for this weekend's fishing opener, many are wondering what kind of impact the early spring had on the fish spawn.

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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)
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)
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Zeal for Early Fishing Opener Fades

The appetite to let Minnesota's anglers hit the lakes a week earlier for the annual walleye opener seems to be fading at the state Capitol. Minnesota senators involved in outdoors issues gave it the thumbs-down Monday.

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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)
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)
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State Legislature Mulls Mom-Friendly Fish Opener

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.

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Local Bait Shop Owner Talks Fishing Opener [AUDIO]

It might be less than ideal weather, but fisherman everywhere are gearing up for the first fishing weekend of the season.

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Minnesota Department of Transportation
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MnDOT Halts Road Construction Leading Up To Fishing Opener

If you are heading up north for the fishing opener, you won't encounter much in the way of road construction. That is, unless you leave early or stay through Sunday.

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Mark Dayton
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Dayton Buys Fishing License Ahead Of Minnesota Opener

Gov. Mark Dayton is getting ready for Saturday's fishing opener by buying a fishing license. The first-term governor is scheduled to pick up a license at the Department of Natural Resources headquarters in St. Paul on Wednesday.

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Minnesota Urgers Boaters To ‘Pull Plug’ On Invasives

With the fishing season opener coming up Saturday, Minnesota is urging boaters to 'pull the plug' on aquatic invasive species. Natural Resources Commissioner Tom Landwehr says boaters and anglers need take personal responsibility to prevent the further spread of aquatic invasives such as zebra mussels, Eurasian watermilfoil and spiny waterfleas.

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