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Governor Arne Catches a Fish

Red Wing gets the Governor a fish! In 1998 in his last year, Governor Arne Carlson chose Red Wing to host Minnesota's annual fishing opener. This was to be Arne's last chance to catch a fish, any fish, as he was previously been skunked at 0 for 7. Arne loved Red Wing and said many times how his run for Governor started in Red Wing. His Lt. Governor was Red Wing's former Mayor Joanell Drystad. On this site enjoy 9 different videos covering this 3 day epic fishing event that gave Red Wing millions in good will and publicity.

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