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Rob Lein tries his luck Thursday on the Foot Lake fishing pier in Willmar as Paul Gerdes keeps him company. Tribune photo by Tom Cherveny

Plenty of disappointed, would-be anglers

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WILLMAR -- Ever since the state's electronic licensing system went dark with the shut down of state services, there has been no way to buy a fishing license.


It may be impossible to measure what kind of impact this has on the local economy, but there is no question about the frustration it is already causing.

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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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