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Take a kid fishing June 7-9

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Alexandria Minnesota 225 7th Ave E
P.O. Box 549
56308

Celebrate the end of the school year with a potential angler-to-be by fishing for free with a child 15 or younger June 7-9 during Take-A-Kid Fishing weekend, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR).

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"This is a great opportunity to discover fishing," said Mike Kurre, the DNR's mentoring program coordinator. "Minnesotans 16 or older who take a child 15 or younger fishing don't need a license that weekend."

A boat isn't needed, and there are loaner poles and tackle in some areas.

Learn some terms, basic techniques and shore-fishing locations by visiting www.mndnr.gov/

takeakidfishing. DNR fisheries offices throughout Minnesota also offer angling advice about fishing spots that will keep young anglers safe.

The DNR's Fishing in the Neighborhood (FiN) program provides urban shore-fishing opportunities across the metro with family-friendly settings, piers, loaner equipment at some locations and a real chance to catch quality fish. Learn more online at www.mndnr.gov/fin.

Four of Minnesota's nine state parks that offer this summer's weekly I Can Fish! program have sessions scheduled during Take-A-Kid Fishing weekend. Sessions at each park explore the basics of fishing, fish identification and angling tips and tricks. For more information, go to www.mndnr.gov/

state_parks/can_fish.html

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