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Fishing opener could come a week early

Minnesota’s fishing opener is scheduled for May 12, but it will likely move up a week to May 5 if the state Senate approves a bill that was passed through the Minnesota House today. Representative David Dill of Crane Lake says Walleyes will spawn earlier this season because of the warm spring and record ice-out.
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Minnesota’s fishing opener is scheduled for May 12, but it will likely move up a week to May 5 if the state Senate approves a bill that was passed through the Minnesota House today. Representative David Dill of Crane Lake says Walleyes will spawn earlier this season because of the warm spring and record ice-out.

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