Sen. John Carlson, R-Bemidji, called the idea of moving the fishing opener up a week “a logistical nightmare’’ for businesses in his area and said it was simply too late to change the opening date. Conference committee members eventually agreed and deleted the provision.
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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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Senate committee to consider amendment to move fishing opener
House lawmakers have already passed a large game and fish bill that includes an amendment allowing anglers to begin the fishing season a week early this year. The Senate Environment and Natural Resources Committee will hold a hearing Monday morning. Because of the warm spring weather, the DNR says it doesn't have any concerns with moving it to May 5.
Bucknell provides tough task for Gophers in season opener
The opening game of the season for the Gophers Friday night won't be an easy victory. Minnesota struggled against Bemidji State and Augustana in exhibition play, and now they're going up against a Bucknell team that reached the NCAA tournament last year.
Bemidji State plays Gophers tough in exhibition opener
Tubby Smith and the Golden Gophers defeated Bemidji State 71-58 in their exhibition opener Tuesday night. The Beavers' David Berthene led all scorers with 21 points. Trevor Mbakwe led Minnesota with 17 points and 11 rebounds.
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