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Gary Huberty places a bowl of fertilized walleye eggs into a bin. The eggs will be placed in jars of circulated water inside the hatchery, and will hatch in two to three weeks. (Brian Basham / Tribune)

Somethin' fishy goin' on

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It's springtime in Minnesota. Robins return, once dead grass and flowers start to grow again and gamefish start to make their runs upstream to spawn. That's when the Fisheries crew at the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Lake Sallie Hatchery get busy collecting walleye eggs.


According to Fisheries manager Jim Wolters, his crew will collect about 310 quarts of walleye eggs in about a two-week period, which started April 5.

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