Minnesota walleye stamp winner:
A painting of a walleye about to strike a leech and spinner has been selected as the winning entry in the 2011 Minnesota walleye stamp competition. The painting, by Stuart Nelson of Cloquet, Minn., was selected from 10 designs submitted to the Department of Natural Resources. This is the second time Nelson has won a DNR-sponsored stamp contest. He also won the 1999 trout stamp contest and finished second in the 2010 walleye stamp contest. Funds from the voluntary $5 stamp are dedicated to walleye stocking activities. Winning artists receive no compensation from the DNR but retain reproduction and marketing rights.
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