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Lake Vermilion to host next year’s Minnesota Governor's Fishing Opener

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Lake Vermilion will host the 2015 Minnesota Governor’s Fishing Opener, officials announced Sunday.

The annual event, held on Gull Lake near Nisswa this year, is organized by Explore Minnesota Tourism. Next year’s event will take place May 7-10 and be hosted by Lake Vermilion Resort Association, with headquarters at Fortune Bay Resort near Tower.

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“The Lake Vermilion Resort Association and Fortune Bay Resort are thrilled to have this prominent event,” LVRA President Jay Schelde said in a news release. “We last hosted it in 2005, so we know what to expect and we’ll be ready to showcase all that the Lake Vermilion area has to offer.”

In addition to fishing, the event will include tours, including the new Lake Vermilion State Park.

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