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delcecchi

With illegal taking of ciscoes for bait, including netting them in Quetico nd smuggling them across the border.

Saw it in mpls trib just now.

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SkunkedAgain

Well this has been eight years or so in the making. I believe that they started observing him in 2012 and finished collecting evidence in 2016. I assume that it will be another four years before there is a trial to determine if he was guilty or not. I don't know a ton about the case, but I do know that a lot of people are very passionate about it.

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Wanderer

So this the charge for the case that busted several years ago already?  Wow, that took some time.

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This is more about trying to close to truck portage than about some minnows caught a few feet over the border.

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chaffmj
11 minutes ago, LUCIFER said:

This is more about trying to close to truck portage than about some minnows caught a few feet over the border.

 

Why do you think that? Just your gut feeling?

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SkunkedAgain

I thought that the Forest Service posted an open bidding process for the truck portage? Correct me if I am wrong about that but if it's true, why would they go through all of this trouble? They could just not offer the negotiated service contract up for bid, or just deny LaTourelle to winning bid.

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4 hours ago, SkunkedAgain said:

I thought that the Forest Service posted an open bidding process for the truck portage? Correct me if I am wrong about that but if it's true, why would they go through all of this trouble? They could just not offer the negotiated service contract up for bid, or just deny LaTourelle to winning bid.

Look at 4 mile portage. It did not close because no one bid on it.

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8 hours ago, chaffmj said:

 

Why do you think that? Just your gut feeling?

Goin by what is was told by the late Jim Maki, Latourelles, and others.

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11 hours ago, LUCIFER said:

Goin by what is was told by the late Jim Maki, Latourelles, and others.

Thanks  Lucifer. I'll have to check this out when I go fishing again on Basswood in the next couple of weeks.

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I'm not doubting you Lucifer, as I have no personal/first-hand knowledge. However, I don't understand why they would charge someone just to close a portage. Why not just close the portage whether it's the Prairie Portage or 4 mile? Even if they convict the guy, someone else will just bid on the service. I'm probably missing something because I just don't see the connection.

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