DNR drops special northern regulations on 15 lakes

Fifteen lakes will come off of the regulations aimed at increasing the average size of fish. The change comes after a new state law goes into effect that caps the number of regulated lakes at 100.
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Fifteen lakes will come off of the regulations aimed at increasing the average size of fish. The change comes after a new state law goes into effect that caps the number of regulated lakes at 100.

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