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Garrett Heavner (right) thinks about going fishing while Matthew Sherrill (left) repairs a fishing reel.

Fishing rain or shine

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Cottage Grove Minnesota 7584 80th Street South 55016

A deluge of rain forced Cottage Grove Parks and Recreation and the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources to cancel a fishing event at Hidden Valley Pond June 26. The reason given was an unstable shore area.


Some families read the sign, but when their children asked why they wouldn't be fishing, decided to carry on with dipping lines into the pond.

Extra day to fish

A second "Take A Child Fishing Day" is scheduled from 10 a.m. to noon this Saturday, July 17, at Hidden Valley Pond, located at the intersection of 70th and Hardwood streets.

The event is designed for families. Fishing poles and bait will be available along with fishing experts from MinnAqua and display tables with information about fishing in Minnesota.

A free lunch will be provided. The program is co-sponsored by Cottage Grove Parks and Recreation, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and MinnAqua.