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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


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.

"Everybody is upset,'' said Brad Foshaug, of Brad's '71 Bait and Sports, Willmar.

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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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