Save the Date for the 67th Annual Minnesota Governor’s Fishing Opener
Hosted by Brainerd Lakes Chamber and Grand View Lodge,
May 8 – 11, 2014
Happy New Year! It’s that time again to mark your calendars for the 2014 Minnesota Governor’s Fishing Opener. This year’s event will be held Thursday, May 8 through Sunday, May 11 and hosted by the Brainerd Lakes Chamber and Grand View Lodge, as event headquarters. The Brainerd Lakes Area has a long tradition as a Minnesota fishing destination, and is well-known for great golfing, premier bike trails, shopping, numerous resorts, lodging and lakes. The Historic Grand View Lodge, located on Gull Lake in Nisswa, offers deluxe lodging accommodations for up to 1,000 people, award-winning golf, spa services, great dining and more.
The event is being hosted by Governor Mark Dayton and coordinated by Explore Minnesota Tourism, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and the host community. Event planning is underway, so stay tuned for additional updates and official invitations by mail April 1. A preliminary event schedule and more details can be found here.
Fishing is a key part of one of the largest sectors of our economy, tourism. The 67th annual Minnesota Governor’s Fishing Opener will spotlight fishing and the many recreational and travel opportunities in the Brainerd Lakes Area. Please consider joining Gov. Mark Dayton, local residents, dignitaries, various media and local community hosts for a “grand” fishing opener experience in the Brainerd Lakes Area!
We look forward to hearing from you soon.
Alyssa Ebel and Carol Altepeter
Explore Minnesota Tourism
For event information, lodging requests and more, contact:
Carol Altepeter, Event Coordinator
For media inquiries, interview requests and live broadcast information, contact:
Alyssa Ebel, Media Relations Coordinator
Special media note: If you attended the 2013 Governor’s Fishing Opener event in the Park Rapids Lakes Area, we look forward to hosting you again and would appreciate clips to any stories that may have run during the months after the event.