Former Governor Tim Pawlenty pledges if elected to a third term he’ll push for a “walleye surge” in Lake Mille Lacs. Pawlenty says anglers and businesses need more than “just doing more of the same.” “There’s a lot of frustration, understandable frustration, around the way that Mille Lacs is managed. I think that needs to be reviewed,” he says.
Pawlenty says the plan is to manage Mille Lacs “in a more decisive way with the goal being more walleye opportunities available, and not including just experiencing the chance to fish, but hopefully being able to keep some of ’em.”
When asked about the continuing dispute over Native American fishing rights, Pawlenty would only say “you have to follow these court decisions, which doesn’t make it easy to manage.”
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