Alyssa Hayes from Explore Minnesota joined me on WJON today. We talked about how the mostly ceremonial event begins today in Spicer, New London and Willmar. The event includes site seeing, golf, dinners, breakfast, a live broadcast Friday and fishing on Saturday.
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.
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.