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Mille Lacs guides pleased with legislation


Mille Lacs Lake fishing guides contacted Thursday expressed satisfaction that legislation restoring Minnesota’s authority to permit and inspect vessels on that lake is on its way to the White House for a likely signature.

A modified version of the Mille Lacs Freedom to Fish Act, authored by Rep. Chip Cravaack, R-Minn., was passed by the Senate Wednesday under the Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Act of 2012.

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Mike O'Rourke
Mike O'Rourke began his career at the Brainerd Dispatch in 1978 as a general assignment reporter. He was named city editor in 1981 and associate editor in 1999. He covers politics and writes features and editorials.
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