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Governor chooses Park Rapids to host 2013 Fishing Opener

Park Rapids has been chosen to host the Governor's Fishing Opener in 2013.

The announcement was made tonight at a celebration dinner for the Governor's Fishing Opener held this year on Lake Waconia.

"We're excited. We're more than ready to host it," said Katie Magozzi, Park Rapids Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce executive director.

A group from Park Rapids attended this year's event and Magozzi said it was a phenomenal opener.

"The comments we received from everyone after the announcement couldn't have been better," she said. "They can't wait to come to Park Rapids."

Park Rapids applied to host the opener the year before but Waconia was chosen. Local representatives were encouraged to keep applying after last year's announcement.