Lund to sponsor 2020 Minnesota fishing event

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A Lund 1875 Impact XS will be raffled off as part of the event.

A Lund 1875 Impact XS will be raffled off as part of the event.

The planning committee for Otter Tail County, Minn., chose Lund Boats as the premier boat sponsor for the 2020 Minnesota Governor’s Fishing Opener. Lund will provide an 1875 Impact XS with a 150-hp Mercury 4-stroke for a raffle, and the Minnesota governor and lieutenant governor will fish from a 1975 Pro V Limited at the event.

Celebrating its 73 anniversary, the Governor’s Fishing Opener will run May 7-11 in Otter Tail County. It’s coordinated by Explore Minnesota, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and a new host community each year. The event was conceived to improve Minnesota’s economy through the development and promotion of the state’s recreational opportunities, especially fishing.

“It is an extreme honor for Lund Boats to be selected by the planning committee as the premier boat of the 2020 Minnesota Governor’s Fishing Opener on Otter Tail Lake,” director of marketing Jason Oakes said in a statement. “With Lund’s deep tradition in the sport of angling and our passion for fishing, we’re truly excited to work with Otter Tail County to make this year’s fishing opener event a tremendous success.”

Erik Osberg, planning committee chair for the event, said organizers are “ecstatic” have Lund on board. “What a great way to celebrate the rich tradition of fishing in Minnesota,” he said. “Lund Boats means a lot to the local economy and the sport of angling. We are proud to have them as a partner.”

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