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Ice Recedes As Minnesota Fishing Opener Approaches

The ice is receding as Minnesota's fishing opener approaches, and that has resort owners breathing a little easier. More lakes are expected to be ice-free when the walleye season opens Saturday than were clear for last year's opener.

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MnDOT Advises You to Plan Ahead for Fishing Opener Travel

The Minnesota Department of Transportation is reminding you to prepare for heavy traffic and slowdowns if you're heading out to the fishing opener this weekend.

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Ice Out Altering Minnesota’s Fishing Opener

If you're planning on heading to northern Minnesota for the fishing opener Saturday, the DNR's Eric Altena says check ahead because there will be many lakes which still have ice on them.

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Governor Mark Dayton
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Dayton Buys Fishing License Ahead Of Minn. Opener

Gov. Mark Dayton and Lt. Gov. Yvonne Prettner Solon are now licensed for Saturday's fishing opener. The first-term governor picked up his fishing license at the Department of Natural Resources headquarters in St. Paul on Wednesday. He was accompanied by Natural Resources Commissioner Tom Landwehr.

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Fishing License Fees Go Directly To Support Fisheries

As you go to buy your fishing license in anticipation of this weekend's opener, you may be wondering how your license fees are spent. The DNR's fisheries section has an operating budget of about $35-million a year.

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Catching Walleye in the BWCA
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DNR Reminding Anglers To Be Prepared On Fishing Opener

As you prepare to head out for Minnesota's fishing opener this weekend, the D-N-R is reminding you to pack your life jackets, first-aid kit and sunscreen. But, the D-N-R says there is just as much to remember when you are ready to leave the lake.

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