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Launch site will likely be determined Friday

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Will Park Rapids give Gov. Mark Dayton an icy welcome this weekend?

It will go down to the wire.

At the present time, the plan is to launch boats from Fish Hook Lake, the access at Heartland Park or the one on County Road 1 at Northern Pine Lodge for the Governor’s Fishing Opener Saturday.


“It could be decided Friday at the latest,” said fishing guide Jason Durham.

Larger lakes like Big Sand and Long, have been reluctant to surrender their winter ice sheaths.

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