Protesters mad about fishing ban surround Minnesota governor

Minnesota’s governor canceled a meeting with business owners around a lake after protesters in boats encircled him on the lake to protest a temporary ban on walleye fishing. The Star Tribune ( ) reports that Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton was with a group fishing for bass on Mille Lacs Lake on Saturday when about 75 protesters encircled him.


Walleye fishing — even catch and release — is prohibited on the lake for the next three weeks. The Department of Natural Resources is trying to protect walleyes from hooking mortality, the problem of fish dying after they’re released.

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