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Chelsea Richter and her daughters Skylyn, 6, Koryl, 2, and Faith, 9, were getting the boat ready for Saturday’s fishing opener. (Contributed)

Fishing and family

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Minnesota’s walleye fishing opener usually collides with Mother’s Day during the same weekend in May.

Most moms tolerate it and most folks do their best to split their weekend between fishing and mom.


However, there are at least three local women who are actually delighted that the fishing opener and Mother’s Day mesh the same weekend.

Meet Sam Lindquist, Alicia Morrissette and Chelsea Richter – moms who’d rather be fishing than brunching on Mother’s Day.

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Amy Chaffins
Amy Chaffins is a journalist working for the Echo Press newspaper. After graduating from St. Cloud State University, Amy’s first job was at KSAX-TV working as an anchor and reporter. From 2003-2010, Amy worked as an editor and reporter for the Pope County Tribune and Starbuck Times newspapers. During her journalism career, Amy earned writing and photography awards from the Associated Press, Minnesota Newspaper Association and Society of Professional Journalists. Amy and her husband, Brandon, live in Alexandria and together write “He Sez, She Sez,” a humor column in the local women’s magazine, Chicz
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