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Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton has his feet up Saturday while fishing with Miss Minnesota Rebecca Yeh on Gull Lake near Nisswa. The governor was out fishing at 12:01 a.m. and 8 a.m. Saturday but did not catch a fish. Dayton was fishing in the 67th annual Minnesota Governor’s Fishing Opener hosted by Grand View Lodge in Nisswa and the Brainerd area. Forum News Service

Funny weather leaves area anglers cheerless in opener

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Gov. Mark Dayton didn’t have any luck landing a lunker on Minnesota’s fishing opener in Brainerd and few, it appears, did much better.

As openers go in west-central Minnesota, this one was fair to cloudy.

The weather was mild (in the 50s) but the lakes are cold and the fish, overall, seemed disinterested.

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