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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…

Fall color change shifting into high gear

(Minnesota DNR)This week’s cool temperatures seem to have accelerated the change in colors. Parks recommended for good fall color this week are Scenic, Maplewood and Minneopa state parks. Peak fall color typically arrives in the northern one-third of the state in mid-September to early October. The central third of the state is most colorful between late September and early October….

Governor’s Pheasant Hunting Opener kicks off Minnesota season

Minnesota’s pheasant hunters will look to Marshall this weekend as the city hosts the Governor’s Pheasant Hunting Opener. It is the second time in the event’s seven-year history that Marshall, in southwestern Minnesota, has hosted the event. Gov. Mark Dayton and Lt. Gov. Tina Smith will lead the festivities. Among those festivities: On Friday afternoon, a dedication of the James…