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1855 Treaty Authority "Fish-Off" Cut Short

A planned “fish-off” on Lake Bemidji was cut short today after the Department of Natural Resources intervened.

A group called the 1855 Treaty Authority had planned the Fish-Off for the day before the Minnesota State fishing opener as a demonstration to exercise treaty rights. Two men headed out onto Lake Bemidji and placed a fishing net in the water. The net was then confiscated by the DNR and the men were issued citations. The Treaty Authority says they are disappointed with the outcome of today’s event and say they plan to take the citations to court.


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