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Sen. Bill Ingebrigtsen of Alexandria adresses a small rally of anglers Monday in the Minnesota Capitol. He broke away from a Republican meeting about raising hunting and fishing license fees to talk to the crowd. Don Davis | Forum Communications

Hunting, license fee increase closer, but not yet law


ST. PAUL - Minnesota hunters and anglers could get their wish to pay higher license fees, but some House Republicans must be convinced first.

"I think it is do-able," Rep. Denny McNamara said of getting enough votes from fellow representatives, but it will be a tough job.

Supporters of the increase need to help, McNamara said. He called for rank-and-file sportsmen and women to contact their legislators and urge them to support increased fees.

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