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OUTDOORS BUSINESS

Last summer was the year of extreme drought; this summer has been just the opposite.
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Pick your fish species, rod size and colors, and the Chisholm resident will do the rest.
The number of kayaks registered by the DNR License Bureau in Minnesota has nearly doubled over the past decade.
Conservationists have spent years trying to stave off a national decline in hunting and fishing, but the 2020 pandemic appears to have righted a sinking ship.

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Popular Lund boats made in New York Mills factory will be common on Minnesota lakes on fishing opener Saturday, May 14.
The inaugural Three Rivers Outdoors Expo is scheduled to be held this Saturday, May 14, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Joy Ridge Event Center along Mill Creek in Chatfield.
Jeff Roste has 35,000 Marshmallow Mitts in a warehouse, and 35,000 Hot Dog Mitts coming in July.
Rochester's Joe Armstrong — a recent retiree from IBM — has turned his "hobby" of crafting trout fishing nets into a passion. And he hopes to slowly turn it into a business.
But in some cases, more white stuff meant fewer customers
Currently, young people ages 12 to 17 must pass an online boater safety exam through the Department of Natural Resources. Companion bills taken up by the Senate and House this session would increase the age requirement to anyone born on or after July 1, 1987.

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Jeff Drexler built his first fish house in 1997 at the request of a dealer selling the backyard storage sheds he was manufacturing at the time. Montevideo-based Ice Castle now produces 50 different models of its popular RV/fish wheelhouses, and demand continues to grow.
Scott and Marty Glorvigen and their digital fishing content platform, Wired2Fish, are among the 2022 inductees into the Minnesota Fishing Hall of Fame
Ridge Top Outdoors owners Justin and Brittany Schuver's love for the outdoors sparked the couple’s decision to open the Bemidji storefront just under a year ago. 

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