In today’s hot political climate, I understand the desire, even the need, to maintain civil decorum. There were two law enforcement officers on hand presumably to help preserve that objective. And I’ve covered cringey public meetings that go to the other extreme. But a meeting that doesn’t engage the public is nothing more than a sideshow that serves only to check a policy-making box.
April 19, 2023
Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz announced April 8 on Outdoor News Radio that he will not attend the Minnesota Governor’s Fishing Opener in Mankato this year.
Walz said that he’s traveling to Montana State University that weekend to celebrate his daughter’s graduation. The governor’s opener event runs May 11-13 and includes live bands, kayaking, fishing demonstrations, bike tours, tours of the Waterville fish hatchery, and fishing.
If you can’t get one of those tom turkeys to come into the call this spring, try this.
The Minnesota Legislature has introduced a couple of bills regarding an Asian carp deterrent/barrier being placed at Lock and Dam 5 on the Mississippi River. These bills haven’t been passed by either the House or Senate, but it’s been an important discussion point during this year’s legislative session. The deterrent proposed for Lock and Dam 5 is similar to the carp deterrent at Barkley Dam near Grand River, Ky.