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

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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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