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Gov. Mark Dayton poses for a quick snapshot with Micheal White, 8, of Park Rapids Friday afternoon. (Anna Erickson / Enterprise)

Gov. Dayton catches first walleye at 12:25 a.m.

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Ice is receding on the Fish Hook chain’s shorelines, “but not enough to fish” Saturday, May 11, the opening day for inland walleye, northern pike and lake trout.

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Gov. Mark Dayton arrived Friday afternoon and addressed the Park Rapids community.

He joked about his past luck with fishing.

“I only hope I don’t disgrace the state of Minnesota and not catch a fish,” he said.

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