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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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But in some cases, more white stuff meant fewer customers
Currently, young people ages 12 to 17 must pass an online boater safety exam through the Department of Natural Resources. Companion bills taken up by the Senate and House this session would increase the age requirement to anyone born on or after July 1, 1987.
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.
Scott and Marty Glorvigen and their digital fishing content platform, Wired2Fish, are among the 2022 inductees into the Minnesota Fishing Hall of Fame
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.

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Looking for an outdoor-oriented job? The Dyrt is hiring during the pandemic camping craze.
Pete's Surplus is a pop and son operated sporting goods store that continues to enjoy strong patronage in the face of competition from big destination stores. Friendly service, its location in an area with lots of outdoor opportunities, and a wide variety of camping, fishing and hunting gear along with military surplus, groceries, boots and more make it a favorite stop with many.
Northstar Canoes among the region's businesses to thrive as enthusiasts flock to the outdoors.

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