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Governor Mark Dayton, photo by WJON.com's Jim Maurice
Governor Mark Dayton, photo by WJON.com's Jim Maurice
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2018 Governors Fishing Opener Location Announced

The 71st Governors Fishing Opener will be in the Willmar Lakes area next year,

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Justin LaBounty WJON
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Sauk Rapids Joins In Governor’s Fishing Opener Fun [VIDEO]

Beautiful weather and fantastic food brought people to Sauk Rapids Saturday afternoon.

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Dayton Catches 1 Bass in Minnesota’s Fishing Opener

Gov. Mark Dayton caught a 3-pound, 17-and-a-half-inch bass during the annual Governor's Fishing Opener. The Democratic governor shared a pontoon boat with Republican legislative leaders on Saturday. They went out on the Mississippi River in St. Cloud.

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Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka and House Speaker Kurt Daudt at the front of the boat.  Photo by WJON.com's Jim Maurice
Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka and House Speaker Kurt Daudt at the front of the boat. Photo by WJON.com's Jim Maurice
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Governor, Leaders Head Out Fishing on the Mississippi River in St. Cloud [VIDEO]

There was a lot of smiles and a lot of good natured ribbing Saturday morning as Governor Mark Dayton and other state leaders prepared to wet a line on this fishing opener weekend.

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Governor Dayton, Senator Klobachar Speak At Governor’s Fishing Opener Picnic [VIDEO]

The St. Cloud Area is adding to the storied tradition of the Minnesota Governors Fishing Opener.

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(Jim Maurice, WJON)
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St. Cloud Gears up for Community Picnic at Lake George [VIDEO]

St. Cloud is celebrating the Governor's Fishing Opener with a community picnic, The Opener by George.

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Mississippi River in St. Cloud, photo by WJON.com's Alex Svejkovksy
Mississippi River in St. Cloud, photo by WJON.com's Alex Svejkovksy
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St. Cloud Area Rolling Out Red Carpet for Governor [VIDEO]

The St. Cloud area is out to impress the 150-200 media personalities who are expected in town for the Governor's Fishing Opener. The goal is to claim the statewide spotlight for three days and reap the rewards of a long term windfall from the event.

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Governors Fishing Opener Kicks-Off In Sartell [VIDEO]

The 2017 Governors Fishing Opener weekend kicked-off on the golf course Thursday evening.

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Free Shuttle Rides Offered for Community Picnic Event

If you're heading to the Opener by George Community Picnic Friday, you can avoid parking headaches by taking the free shuttle.

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The Weekender: Governor’s Fishing Opener, Eagles Tribute, The Thrillbillies and More!

It's an exciting weekend full of fun and activities throughout Central Minnesota this weekend. You can enjoy the Governors Fishing Opener with some fun activities, relive the Summer of Love with Justin Ploof and the Throwbacks, head to Sauk Rapids for the Learned Ladies performance, catch the Thrillbillies rocking the stage at Rollie's and enjoy the music of the Eagles at the Paramount Theatre. Read more in The Weekender!

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