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Despite 'Fish Summit,' Legislators Deadlocked In Budget Talks

ST. PAUL, Minn. (WCCO) — Minnesota lawmakers are entering the last week of the 2015 session, but there’s little to show for it.

Republicans and Democrats are far apart on the biggest spending bills of the year despite intense behind-the-scenes negotiations, and an unusual “Fishing Summit” on Saturday. 274 more words


A Crash Course On Walleye Fishing

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Gov. Mark Dayton was up early Saturday morning to take part in Minnesota’s 68th annual walleye fishing opener.

He’s on Lake Vermilion in northeast Minnesota. 111 more words


Dayton to open Minnesota walleye season on Lake Vermilion

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — It’s practically an official holiday in Minnesota. Around 500,000 anglers are expected to hit the water as the walleye season opens in the Land of 10,000 lakes this weekend. 121 more words

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Walleye for mom? Fishing opener and Mother's Day coincide – again

Thinking of getting that special someone a fishing license for Mother’s Day?

Well, she actually won’t need one – at least not this weekend.

In Minnesota, letting moms fish for free on Mother’s Day weekend isn’t just a good idea, … 303 more words


Can 3 men in a fishing boat land a budget deal for Minnesota?

News emerged on Tuesday that Republican House Speaker Kurt Daudt and DFL Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk will share a boat with Gov. Mark Dayton on Lake Vermilion during Saturday’s opener of the walleye fishing season. 383 more words


Boat Diplomacy: Capitol's Top 3 Headed On Joint Fishing Trip

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota’s center of political power is moving north for the weekend.

Gov. Mark Dayton, Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk and House Speaker Kurt Daudt plan to share a boat Saturday on Lake Vermilion for the annual fishing opener. 101 more words