Associated Press

Fight over wolf hunting in Minnesota is heating up again

MINNEAPOLIS — The last time the federal government removed endangered species protections for wolves in Minnesota, the state held recreational hunts aimed in part at culling the population. The open seasons between 2012 and 2014 were controversial, yet backed by both Democratic and Republican leaders, including DFL Gov. Mark Dayton. Now, as the federal government prepares to cut gray wolves…

Otter Tail County to host 2020 Governor’s Fishing Opener

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Otter Tail County will host the 2020 Minnesota Governor’s Fishing Opener. The opener will be held May 7-10. Thumper Pond Resort will serve as event headquarters. Explore Minnesota, the state’s tourism promotion office, organizes the annual event along with a host committee. The 73rd annual Governor’s Fishing Opener will be hosted by a committee of volunteers…