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May 8, 2013
Launch site will likely be determined Friday
May 8, 2013 - 11:24am
The warm weather raises spirits and hopes for an ice out on  Fish Hook for the Governor’s Fishing Opener. But, as event chair Dennis Mackedanz points out, an icy opener will make the Park Rapids’ event one that will stand out in its history. (Jean Ruzicka / Enterprise)
2013 GFO arrives in Park Rapids
May 8, 2013 - 11:22am
April 29, 2013
Jason Durham is a Nevis fishing guide.
Jason Durham, Dennis Mackedanz to guide governor, lieutenant governor at open
April 29, 2013 - 9:43am
April 27, 2013
Could two lines be used in opener?
April 27, 2013 - 11:22am
April 20, 2013
Fishing Opener still a go
April 20, 2013 - 2:58pm
April 13, 2013
Lake Emma brimmed with sunshine and fish last year during the opener. (Sarah Smith / Enterprise)
Predictions abound for ice out on area lakes
April 13, 2013 - 12:14pm
April 10, 2013
Century fourth graders got a first hand look at nets used by the DNR to study fish populations Monday. The students will be taking part in the Governor’s Fishing Opener in May.  (Jean Ruzicka / Enterprise
Students learn all about lakes for GFO
April 10, 2013 - 9:33am
March 2, 2013
Young Girl Scout weavers were at work to add their signature piece to the governor's welcome mat in May. Fiber mites include, from left, Abby Felt, Emily Knapp, Kaylynn Thomas, Lauren Cunningham, Reese Hanson and Sarae Bessman, guided by adults Tina Knapp and Sherri Cunningham. (Submitted photo)
Governor's Fishing Opener artisans
March 2, 2013 - 1:00pm
February 23, 2013
Governor's Fishing Opener hosts invited to showcase area's lakes
February 23, 2013 - 1:00pm
February 13, 2013
Support is needed for 2013 GFO
February 13, 2013 - 1:00pm
A 'welcome mat' similar to one created in Portland, Ore. will be introduced Saturday at the library with all ages and abilities welcome to contribute to the project. (Submitted photo)
Welcome mat to be created for GFO
February 13, 2013 - 1:00pm
January 23, 2013
Fishing Opener plans move ahead
January 23, 2013 - 1:00pm
January 19, 2013
The 2013 Governor's Fishing Opener hosted by the Park Rapids Community is looking for additional volunteers in several capacities.  Volunteering to be a fishing "host" is one of those, where you would take a couple people fishing on the opening day of the northern and walleye season this coming spring.  A fish of this magnitude would undoubtedly impress any guest. (Jason Durham / For the Enterprise)
Dock Talk: Supporters wanted for GFO in May
January 19, 2013 - 1:00pm