Critics question wisdom of a Minnesota walleye and other bailouts
First turkey farmers. Now walleye resorts.
Gov. Mark Dayton’s insistence on a bailout for Lake Mille Lacs resort owners hurt by the state shutting down walleye season is the latest effort by the governor to help an industry hit by unforeseen disaster or hardship.
Months after Dayton and the Legislature approved special funding for turkey farmers decimated by avian flu, he’s back making an expansive argument for aiding businesses that are seen as bedrock to the state’s economy or central to Minnesota’s character.