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Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Dakota County encouraging adults to 'Take a Kid Fishing'

For an entire weekend in June, Minnesota adults can go fishing without a license and there's only one catch (aside from the one at the end of their line): They need to share the experience with a child 15 years old or younger.
 
"Take a Kid Fishing" weekend runs from June 7-9 throughout the state and encourages seasoned anglers to plan fishing expeditions with enthusiastic kids.
 
Dakota County will host a special event from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 9, to inspire local residents to get out and fish as a family. Held at the north picnic shelter in Thompson County Park, 360 Butler Ave. E., West St. Paul, the event will provide lessons on how to set up a rod, tie on tackle and cast a line. Participants will also be able to see live fish up-close and take part in other activities, including fishing. Lead tackle and old fishing line will be collected and recycled, and food will be available for purchase.
 
The event is free and all ages are welcome. Registration is required by visitingwww.dakotacounty.us/parks or calling 952-891-7000.
 
To volunteer your help at one of the fishing-themed stations during the event, contact Katie Pata atkatie.pata@co.dakota.mn.us or 651-554-6532.

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