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Lee Sundmark, fisheries supervisor with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, said that perceptions of the Minnesota River as a polluted waterway are believed to be keeping anglers away. Tribune photo by Tom Cherveny

Minnesota River offers a safe, diverse fishery


OLIVIA -- Its reputation as a dirty and polluted waterway seem to be keeping a lot of anglers away from the Minnesota River.

"It's an under-utilized fishery,'' said Lee Sundmark, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources fisheries supervisor in Hutchinson.

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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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