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Get the lead out for the fishing opener

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Saint Paul, Minn. -- As you sort through your tackle box dreaming of the big one you're going to catch this year, remember to make it a safe year for wildlife. Search your equipment for lead sinkers and jigs, and replace them with lead-free fishing tackle. The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) says that lead is a toxic metal that poisons birds and other wildlife, including Minnesota favorites such as loons and eagles.

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