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Saturday’s fishing opener is the Big Event of the year on Minnesota’s outdoors calendar


It’s another late spring, and anglers hitting many larger northern Minnesota lakes for Saturday’s walleye opener will encounter ice — at least in patches — on their favorite fishing holes.

“Last year, everything was two weeks behind normal; this year, we’re probably a week behind normal,” said Henry Drewes, regional fisheries supervisor for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources in Bemidji.

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Brad Dokken
Brad Dokken is editor of the Herald's Northland Outdoors section and also works as a copy editor and page designer. Dokken joined the Herald company in November 1985 as a copy editor for Agweek magazine and joined the Herald staff in 1989. He worked as a copy editor in the features and news departments before becoming outdoors editor in 1998. He also writes a blog called Compass Points. A Roseau, Minn., native, Dokken is a graduate of Bemidji State University. 
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