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It won't be all fishing fun when governor visits area

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Brainerd MN 506 James St. / PO Box 974 56401

There's no guarantee Gov. Mark Dayton will keep warm when he attends the Brainerd Jaycees $150,000 Fishing Extravaganza but he'll certainly keep moving if he adheres to the schedule that was announced Wednesday.

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The governor, who is scheduled to make his first visit to Brainerd since his election, will make the 34-minute flight from St. Paul and arrive at the Brainerd Lakes Regional Airport at 8:35 a.m. Saturday. He'll be at S &W Bait Shop to purchase a license at 9:15 a.m. From there the governor is scheduled to appear at a tourism roundtable discussion at 9:45 a.m. at Iven's on the Bay restaurant.

Dayton is scheduled to arrive at Hole-in-the-Day Bay on Gull Lake at 11:25 a.m. He will record a radio broadcast and talk with reporters, including an interview with the CBS "Early Morning Show."

Fishing begins at noon and the governor will move to several fishing stops. At 1:15 p.m. he'll be transported to the event headquarters on the lake and make a closing radio broadcast. Dayton is scheduled to leave Gull Lake by 1:30 p.m.

MIKE O'ROURKE may be reached at mike.orourke@brainerddispatch.com or 855-5860.

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