Images available of 2014 Minnesota Governor’s Fishing Opener

EXPLORE MINNESOTA TOURISM – MEDIA ADVISORY State of Minnesota Media contact: Alyssa Ebel, Explore Minnesota, 651-276-8738 (cell) ST. PAUL, Minn. (May 9, 2014) – Photos from this weekend’s Governor’s Fishing Opener in the Brainerd Lakes Area and Grand View Lodge will be posted for the media on Friday evening and Saturday afternoon. This is the […]

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Reclaiming the Cuyuna Range

 Former mining land reinvented as world-class mountain biking trails CUYUNA LAKES — If you build it, they will come. It works for world-class mountain biking trails too. The vision of the Cuyuna Lakes Mountain Bike Crew is coming into crystal clear focus – in a big way. The Crew is working to establish the Cuyuna […]

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Money on the line

Competitive angling opportunities in the Brainerd Lakes Area  Fishermen love to tell fish stories – both about the ones they catch, and the ones that got away.  The ones that get away can be as big as you want. But once they hit the scales, reality sets in.  Especially when you’re casting for cash.  Big-time […]

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Growing the next generation of anglers through MinnAqua

Growing the next generation of anglers is an important part of sustaining Minnesota’s fishing heritage. By connecting youth to the natural world through hands-on learning and fun, today’s children learn to value aquatic environments and better understand their role in conservation of the resource. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has been providing its […]

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Nisswa – a city of traditions

Year-round festivals and events highlight rich history  NISSWA — The community of Nisswa, a city 15 miles north of Brainerd along Highway 371, is known for its rich history and traditions and the region is one of Minnesota’s most popular outdoor playgrounds.  The community, nestled among dozens of north-central Minnesota lakes, offers year-round entertainment for […]

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Welcome Anglers

Nisswa’s Welcome Wannigan offers refreshments on fishing opener NISSWA — Chances are if you have fished Gull Lake in May on the Minnesota walleye and northern pike fishing opener, you have been offered a free cup of coffee and a doughnut. For more than 50 years, the Nisswa Chamber of Commerce’s Welcome Wannigan has greeted […]

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Brainerd Lakes Area – fun in festivals

Region features numerous premier annual events BRAINERD LAKES — The Brainerd Lakes Area is home to premier signature events throughout the year, making it a popular vacation spot for thousands no matter the season.  Here are a few examples of these annual events that make this area a year-round destination:  The Brainerd Jaycees $150,000 Ice […]

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From taconite to trout, Minnesota’s mine lakes produce

CUYUNA RANGE – Northeast of Brainerd, surrounding the towns of Crosby and Ironton, the once-thriving 27 taconite mines of the Cuyuna Range drew settlers looking for work. Today, some of the water-filled former mines are drawing anglers searching for rainbow trout.  Thirteen of these mine lakes are now managed by the Minnesota Department of Natural […]

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Schedule of Events

*Registration                                                                       9:00 am -  9:00 pm                             Norway Center Grand View Lodge Kid’s Fishing Event- Garfield School Brainerd                  9:30 am –  1:30 pm                              Grand View Lodge-Beach Area Ultimate BIR                                                                      1:00 pm –  4:00 pm                             Brainerd International Raceway Dine Around Gull (6 departure times)                                5:00 pm -  6:30 pm              […]

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BIR to host events at track as part of MN Governor’s Fishing Opener events

BRAINERD LAKES — Brainerd International Raceway (BIR) is a major sponsor of the 2014 Governor’s Fishing Opener events, hosted May 8-11 by the Brainerd Lakes Chamber with headquarters property Grand View Lodge in collaboration with the Nisswa Chamber of Commerce.  The Governor’s Fishing Opener is a major media event each year as hundreds of members […]

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