Brainerd will host the Minnesota Governer’s Fishing Opener in 2014. We all know how much fun Brainerd is in the summer so this is great news. The options for food, drink and lodging are endless. From the mngovernersopener.com:
ST. PAUL, Minn. (April 29, 2013) – A pair of accomplished anglers from the Park Rapids area will host Governor Mark Dayton and Lt. Governor Yvonne Prettner Solon for the 2013 Minnesota Governor’s Fishing Opener on Saturday, May 11. Jason Durham will fish with Governor Dayton, and Dennis Mackedanz will fish with Lt. Governor Prettner Solon.
The Governor’s Fishing Opener has been a treasured tradition in Minnesota since 1948, while fishing is a key part of one of the largest sectors of our economy, tourism. The Opener is also a kick-off celebration for the statewide summer tourism season. Travel and tourism generate $11.9 billion in leisure and hospitality gross sales in Minnesota annually. This year’s Opener is the perfect opportunity to spotlight Minnesota fishing and the Park Rapids Lakes Area.
You can be certain that the community picnic (open to the public) will be a lot of fun. If you want to make a weekend out of the Minnesota Governer’s Fishing Opener in 2014, you should probably make reservations now, as Brainerd is quite the hotspot. Here are 5 of the top resorts in the area: