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Lake City Selected for 2024 Governor’s Fishing Opener

Governor Tim Walz has announced that Lake City will host the 76th Minnesota Governor’s Fishing Opener on May 10-11, 2024.

Explore Minnesota coordinates each year with the Governor’s Office, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, and the host committee to put on the event celebrating Minnesota’s rich tourism and fishing opportunities.

Governor Walz says the the region is known for its phenomenal fishing and outdoor recreation opportunities and he looks forward to celebrating the unique tourism and outdoor opportunities that Lake City has to offer.

The Governor’s Fishing Opener has been a tradition in Minnesota since 1948.

The event was designed to promote the development of Minnesota’s recreation industry, and in recent years has served as a kick-off celebration for the summer tourism season.

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