The proposal to move Minnesota's fishing opener -- now set for May 12 --a week earlier to May 5 has generated plenty of controversy. As I wrote on Sunday, some resort owners and guides don't care much for the idea, especially at this late date.
The House OKed the move in an amendment last week to a large game and fish bill. The Legislature is off this week, but the Senate is expected to at least consider the idea, possibly next week. But it's likely to take a while before the issue is resolved.
Because even if the Senate concurs, significant differences between the House and Senate versions of the bill likely means it would go to a conference committee for resolution, then would have to be voted again on the House and Senate floors. And then Gov. Dayton would have to sign the bill into law.
We should know more next week.
Meanwhile, an unscientific poll of our online readers show they oppose the idea by a 55-45 percent margin. (That poll can be found elsewhere on this page.)