WDIO-TV Video: MN Fishing Opener still on, but Governor's celebration postponed
Apr 02, 2020 06:28AM
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From WDIO-TV - April 1, 2020
The Minnesota fishing season will still happen on May 9. However, the Governor's celebration in Otter Tail County has been postponed to 2021.
It will now take place May 6-9, 2021.
"We want to give a special thank you to everybody up in Otter Tail County, community leaders who have been planning this for well over a year," Gov. Tim Walz said in his Wednesday afternoon update.
The governor encouraged people to still get out fishing but keep a safe distance.
The Governor's Fishing Opener has been a Minnesota tradition since 1948, celebrating the kickoff of the summer tourism season.
"This is a time-honored Minnesota tradition," Walz said. "It is like nothing else I've ever done. It's one of the most enjoyable weekends."
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