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Chuck Eggert, right, a kids fishing event volunteer with the state MinnAqua education program, shows fourth-grader Bennet Capelle, of Nisswa, how to cast Friday on the beach at Grand View Lodge. The event was part of the Minnesota Governor’s Fishing Opener activities centered around Grand View and Nisswa. (Brainerd Dispatch/Steve Kohls )

DNR crew in a sprint after ice-out this year to prepare public accesses for fishing opener

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SPICER — Their starting gun is the splash of waves that comes with the first ice-out.

Their finish line is today, when thousands of anglers will launch their boats into the water at public access sites today on the fishing opener.

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Tom Cherveny
Tom Cherveny is a regional and outdoor reporter with the West Central Tribune in Willmar, MN.
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