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May 12, 2018
Erica Dischino / Tribune
Governor Mark Dayton speaks with House Minority Leader Melissa Hortman before heading out on Green Lake Saturday morning for the 2018 Governor’s Fishing Opener in Spicer.
Gov. Mark Dayton has successful opener in Spicer
May 12, 2018 - 2:00pm
May 8, 2018
Governor's Fishing Opener 2018 now available online
May 8, 2018 - 10:45am
May 4, 2018
Kelly Morrell to guide Governor on Green Lake for Fishing Opener
May 4, 2018 - 9:23am
May 3, 2018
Photo courtesy Governor’s Fishing Opener Executive Committee
Ice officially out on Green Lake
May 3, 2018 - 5:17pm
May 2, 2018
Erica Dischino / Tribune

Green Lake appears open Wednesday at Saulsbury Park in Spicer. Though not yet declared ice-free, residents on the north and south sides said no ice is visible from shore.
Green Lake sheds its ice in time for opener
May 2, 2018 - 3:29pm
April 13, 2018
Tribune file photo/  The ice depth on area lakes ranged earlier this week from 18 inches on the lakes south of Willmar to 24 inches on those to the north.
Ice out? Local sage believes Green Lake will be ice free for fishing opener
April 13, 2018 - 4:31pm
February 26, 2018
Tribune file photo

Walleye will get its due, but the state's most popular game fish will not really be the star of the 2018 Governor's Fishing Opener. The event is an opportunity to showcase all of the area's outdoor opportunities, fishing among them.
Outdoors will take center stage when Willmar Lakes Area hosts Fishing Opener
February 26, 2018 - 6:36am
January 30, 2018
Spicer woman injured in crash
January 30, 2018 - 8:05am
January 29, 2018
Erica Dischino / Tribune

Steve Marquardt takes the plunge into Green Lake at the 14th annual Polar Plunge Saturday at Saulsbury Beach in Spicer.
Taking the plunge: 14th annual event held Saturday in Spicer
January 29, 2018 - 6:40am
January 25, 2018
Tribune file photo
Participants in the 13th annual Polar Plunge belly flop into Green Lake in January 2017. A crew of emergency responders guide participants from the water and assist as needed.
Take the plunge! Polar Plunge Saturday at Green Lake
January 25, 2018 - 5:29am
January 23, 2018
Tribune file photo

Organizers in Kandiyohi County are calling for 100 hosts to volunteer to take visitors fishing May 10-13 when the Willmar Lakes Area hosts the Governor’s Fishing Opener. The last time it was held in Kandiyohi County was in 1995 with then-Gov. Arne Carlson, front left.
Governor's Fishing Opener in Willmar seeks hosts
January 23, 2018 - 10:30pm
January 8, 2018
Carolyn Lange / Tribune

Using ice blocks that weigh nearly 600 pounds, volunteers build the Spicer Ice Castle on Sunday morning at Saulsbury Beach on Green Lake. The 20-foot-tall structure will be the focal point of Spicer's Winterfest celebration, which kicks off Jan. 20 with fireworks and a lighting ceremony.
Nice ice: Ice castle will be focal point of Spicer Winterfest
January 8, 2018 - 5:05am
January 3, 2018
Erica Dischino / Tribune

A recently cut block of ice from Green Lake moves along an ice harvesting machine Wednesday in Spicer.   

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Green Lake jewels to be used in St. Paul ice castle
January 3, 2018 - 9:51pm
October 19, 2017
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Volunteers with the Willmar chapter of Let's Go fishing host Bethesda Daybreak residents on an outing in June. The local volunteers hosted more than 2,000 guests in 2017, a record season.
Let's Go Fishing chapter reports biggest year yet
October 19, 2017 - 11:24pm
July 4, 2017
Tom Cherveny / Tribune 
Heather Larson of the "Groom Zone" leads her patriotic poodle along the Spicer parade route.
Celebrating the Fourth of July in Spicer
July 4, 2017 - 9:21pm
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