This Saturday is the Minnesota fishing opener, but plans for the Anishinabe fish-off are going ahead. Some members of the White Earth and Leech Lake bands of Ojibwe say they'll intentionally violate state law and fish the day before the opener. Their goal is to draw attention to hunting and fishing treaty rights they claim are guaranteed in an 1855 treaty with the federal government.
MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with Minnesota Public Radio News reporter Tom Robertson, who broke this story a couple of weeks ago. They discuss that and other news from north central Minnesota.