Willmar, Minn. (May 3, 2018) – It’s official! According to the 2018 Lake Ice Out Dates” on the Minnesota DNR website, ice on Green Lake in Spicer is officially OUT! That is great news for the Willmar Lakes Area Planning Committee in charge of hosting the Minnesota Governor’s Fishing Opener.
For more information about the 2018 Minnesota Governor’s Fishing Opener, visit mngovernorsopener.com.
ABOUT THE MINNESOTA GOVERNOR’S FISHING OPENER
The Minnesota Governor’s Fishing Opener has been a tradition in Minnesota since 1948. It was designed to improve Minnesota’s economy through the development and promotion of the state’s recreational opportunities, especially fishing. The first opener was a cooperative promotion between the state’s resort industry, media, and public officials. Today, the emphasis is even broader. It celebrates the kickoff of the summer tourism season. The special partnership continues today with a promotional focus on a host community as well as recreational opportunities statewide.