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Two-vehicle head-on crash on Hwy 71 Saturday morning

Gary Peterson checks his stock of shiner minnows Thursday morning at Ken's Tackle on the southwest side of Otter Tail Lake. Peterson, the owner of the bait shop, sees a good opener ahead for anglers. The walleye-northern fishing season officially began at midnight Friday. Otter Tail, which is located 20 miles west of Wadena, is one of the state's top walleye lakes.

Conditions ripe for opener

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Fishermen anxious to fill their live wells with those slippery green walleyes may be in for a pleasant surprise this spring.

The wet weather period was due to end by Friday and a week of sunny weather and warmer temperatures is being forecast.


Already a bit euphoric over the early ice-out and a pleasant April, Minnesota anglers will be dropping their boats into thousands of northern Minnesota lakes this weekend for the 2010 walleye-northern opener.

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