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Governor to fish Leech Lake for opener

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Hastings, 55033
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Gov. Tim Pawlenty and Lt. Gov. Carol Molnau will celebrate the Minnesota Governor's Fishing Opener May 12 on Leech Lake.

Chip Leer, one of the founders of "Fishing the WildSide," will guide Pawlenty and his wife, Mary.

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"I feel being asked to host the governor on opening day is a high honor, and with it comes quite the responsibility," Leer said.

Al Maas, a guide in the Leech Lake area for more than 40 years, will guide Molnau. Maas was inducted into Minnesota Fishing Hall of Fame in 2000.

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