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Sens. John Carlson of Bemidji, left, and Tom Saxhaug of Grand Rapids on Monday listen to a fisherman discuss whether the fishing opener should be moved up a week, to May 5. Pioneer Photo/Don Davis

Senate unsupportive of moving up fishing opener

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ST. PAUL -- Walleye and northern pike may be safe until Mother's Day weekend after all, if discussion in a Senate committee Monday is any indication.

Members of the Senate Environment and Natural Resources Committee Monday expressed no support for moving the fishing opener to May 5, a week earlier than the traditional Mother's Day opener.

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