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DNR to discuss Big Sand Lake special regulations

The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will hold a public meeting Sept. 28 to provide information about the existing 20- to 28-inch protected slot length limit walleye regulation and to solicit public comments on whether the regulation should be continued, modified or rescinded.

Big Sand Lake is located in Lake Emma Township of Hubbard County, about 5 miles northwest of Park Rapids.

The meeting will be at the Northwoods Bank Community Meeting Room, 1200 E. 1 St. in Park Rapids from 7-9 p.m.

Those unable to attend the public input meeting may submit written comments to: DNR Park Rapids Area Fisheries, 301 South Grove Ave., Park Rapids, MN 56470, or via email to:

Those who wish to provide comments by phone may call 218-732-4153. All comments must be received by 4:30 p.m. on Oct. 10. Public comments will also be accepted during an open house at the DNR Central Office, 500 Lafayette Road, St. Paul, on Sept. 28, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.