ST. CLOUD -- You have a chance to win a pontoon boat. The boat for the Governor's Fishing Opener Raffle has been revealed. It is a 2017 Sun Tracker Fishin' Barge 22 XP3 with trailer from Tracker Boating Center.

St. Cloud director for the Governor's Fishing Opener Julie Lunning says raffle tickets are now available.

"Tickets are available starting today [Wednesday] right now, tickets are $10, we have them available at the St. Cloud Area Convention and Visitors Bureau Office downtown."

Funds from the raffle go toward hosting the event. Lunning says the Governor's Fishing Opener is a state event but surrounding cities do have to help cover some costs.

"Although this is the state of Minnesota's event the host communities are responsible for running everything and do take on the fiscal responsibility. This allows us to raise money to be able to run the event, be successful and do some great things for the people that are going to be coming to town."

The raffle winner will be announced in the evening on Saturday, May 13th. This year's Governor's Fishing Opener will run from Thursday, May 11th through Saturday May 13th in St. Cloud.

Chrissy Gaetke, WJON
Chrissy Gaetke, WJON

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