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Steve Malm, at left,just purchased his fishing license from Kevin Lempola at Delaney's Sports Center in Park Rapids. Lempola was planning on a busy weekend. (Sarah Smith / Enterprise)

Welcoming the opener come rain or come shine

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It's supposed to rain on the opener but it won't rain on the parade.

As anglers pulling boat trailers form a steady stream into Park Rapids, merchants are getting ready for the weekend.


"We plan on being really busy later," said Debbie Lempola, co-owner of Delaney's Sports Store in Park Rapids.

The bait was stocked, the licenses were ready to issue.

Baitman Tim Englund has been harvesting minnows in area lakes all week in preparation for the big day.

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Sarah Smith
Sarah Smith is the outdoors editor. She covers courts, business and breaking news in addition to outdoors events.
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