The annual Minnesota governor’s fishing opener is in the Brainerd area this weekend, with Gov. Mark Dayton buying his license this afternoon, then making an appearance this evening at a community picnic there.
Friday, Dayton flies to Rochester to make speak at a Mayo Clinic 150th Gala Signature Event — then it’s back to the Brainerd area, where he’ll head out on Gull Lake at midnight with guide Ray Gidow.
On Saturday morning, there’s a breakfast at Grand View Lodge and more fishing on Gull at 8 a.m.
Miss Minnesota Rebecca Yeh is scheduled to be on the boat with Dayton, along with her brother, who has autism. The governor has a nephew with autism, his office said.
Lt. Gov. Yvonne Prettner Solon, in her last opener in an official capacity (she’s not running with Dayton in November) will fish the lake with guide Toby Kvalevog.