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OUTDOORS BUSINESS

Last summer was the year of extreme drought; this summer has been just the opposite.
Conservationists have spent years trying to stave off a national decline in hunting and fishing, but the 2020 pandemic appears to have righted a sinking ship.
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Popular Lund boats made in New York Mills factory will be common on Minnesota lakes on fishing opener Saturday, May 14.
Jeff Roste has 35,000 Marshmallow Mitts in a warehouse, and 35,000 Hot Dog Mitts coming in July.

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In other news, River Keepers honors Audubon Dakota, Polaris expands rental program
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Spinners and live bait rigs, of course, are essential tackle in any walleye angler’s open-water fishing arsenal.
Jeff Drexler built his first fish house in 1997 at the request of a dealer selling the backyard storage sheds he was manufacturing at the time. Montevideo-based Ice Castle now produces 50 different models of its popular RV/fish wheelhouses, and demand continues to grow.
Ridge Top Outdoors owners Justin and Brittany Schuver's love for the outdoors sparked the couple’s decision to open the Bemidji storefront just under a year ago. 
Strict border-crossing requirements remain, but Canadian fishing camps and lodges are anticipating their first full summer since 2019.
Slocum Taxidermy opened in 1995; has grown to include customers throughout Midwest, including Scheels.

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Pioneer Bait Shop sells fishing equipment, including jigs, lures, spinners, lines and sinkers.
Looking for an outdoor-oriented job? The Dyrt is hiring during the pandemic camping craze.
Northstar Canoes among the region's businesses to thrive as enthusiasts flock to the outdoors.

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