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Governor’s Fishing Opener


Minnesota Governor’s Fishing Opener

Thursday, May 12 thru Sunday, May 15, 2016

It was an honor to host this great Minnesota tradition in McGregor!  Despite the cold temperatures, the attendees were warmed by the wonderful welcome from the community!

Tracker Boats donated a very substantial boat, motor and trailer package that was raffled off at the Celebration Dinner on Saturday, May 14 at Minnesota National Golf Course.  The winning raffle ticket belonged to Debbie Rudnelski.  Congratulations and enjoy, Debbie!  In addition, Floe International donated a Cargo Max Trailer that was won by Steve Anderson and Willey’s Marine donated a $750 water sport package that was won by Steve Williams.  Congratulations to all of the winners!

The GFO was funded by the raffle revenue, corporate sponsors and other private donations. Attendees of the GFO were invited sponsors, Governor’s staff and media from around the state. This event is expected to bring in around 2 million dollars in media exposure to our beautiful community.  Here are just a few of the links to what is out there so far:

Fox21 Fishing Opener Prep Coverage

Explore Minnesota 2016 Fishing Opener Photo Gallery

Duluth News Tribune Fishing Opener

Voyageur Press

Aitkin Independent Age

2016 Minnesota Governor’s Fishing Opener Media Report