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DNR sued over management of Lake Mille Lacs walleye fishery

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ST. PAUL -- Two weeks ahead of the Minnesota fishing opener, a group of anglers and current and former resort owners filed suit Thursday to overturn an extended night-fishing ban on Lake Mille Lacs recently enacted by the state Department of Natural Resources.

More broadly, they say the DNR has ruined the renowned walleye fishery on Mille Lacs and that the agency needs to start weighing the interests of nontribal anglers as much as it does American Indian tribes.

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