Last week my employees gave me a mighty fine present….new ice fishing gear! They gave me a couple of fishing poles, a cushioned seat, rod cases, a tip-up, and all sorts of accessories. They even included a gift card for more gear. What wonderful gifts from a bunch of great, hard-working people!

I have not been doing a lot of ice fishing over the past winters but do enjoy getting out on nice winter days. My legislative service made ice fishing tough, but the November election changed that for me. My staff knows that I’ll have more time to myself and thinks it would be a fine idea if I used some of that free time to try my luck fishing on some of Minnesota’s lakes.

Thanks to a great staff for thinking of me at the end of the year!