Crow Wing County Sheriff Todd Dahl is asking for everyone's cooperation and patience during the fishing opener weekend. Most of the lakes in our area are still partially covered in ice. The ice should be considered unsafe for vehicle or foot traffic.
■ How area lawmakers voted
Voting yes - Rep. John Ward, DFL-Baxter; Rep. Joe Radinovich, DFL-Crosby; Rep. Tom Anzelc, DFL-Balsam Township; Rep. John Persell, DFL-Bemidji.
Voting no - Rep. Mark Anderson, R-Lake Shore; Rep.