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Anglers worry warm weather kills Minnesota fish

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ST. PAUL -- Minnesotans expect temperatures in the 70s, maybe reaching the 80s in places, when April debuts Sunday, but the continued warm weather worries anglers.

The record-breaking 2012 warmth is hurting their sport and businesses that support it after a series of warmer-than-normal winters. They fear it will kill game fish.

"We are very concerned about keeping our rural communities healthy," said John Lenczewski, executive director of Minnesota Trout Unlimited.

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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.
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