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MN fishing: Invasive species battle could make it hard to find live bait

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To prepare for the state fishing opener this weekend, thousands of anglers will want to stock up on live bait.

But their preparations may not be as fruitful as in previous years. Bait dealers say regulations designed to prevent the spread of invasive species are making it more difficult for them to collect the bait anglers want.


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