Gov. Mark Dayton caught a 3-pound, 17-and-a-half-inch bass during the annual Governor's Fishing Opener. The Democratic governor shared a pontoon boat with Republican legislative leaders on Saturday. They went out on the Mississippi River in St. Cloud.
It's an exciting weekend full of fun and activities throughout Central Minnesota this weekend. You can enjoy the Governors Fishing Opener with some fun activities, relive the Summer of Love with Justin Ploof and the Throwbacks, head to Sauk Rapids for the Learned Ladies performance, catch the Thrillbillies rocking the stage at Rollie's and enjoy the music of the Eagles at the Paramount Theatre. Read more in The Weekender!
As part of the 2017 Minnesota Governor’s Fishing Opener we're teaming up with the St. Cloud Area Convention & Visitors Bureau and the Minnesota DNR to provide some area elementary school kids with a fishing event at Lake George the Friday before the opener – and we'd love your help!