HERMANTOWN – Pete Stauber is launching a new video podcast that will highlight our way of life and promote Minnesotans from around the 8th Congressional District and throughout the great state of Minnesota. Pete’s first video podcast will debut at 7:00 pm on Thursday, May 7th, on his campaign Facebook page.
“Every day I meet and visit with Minnesotans in the 8th Congressional District and around Minnesota who have great stories to tell and share,” said Stauber. “Americans hear enough about politics. I want my podcast to provide folks with an opportunity to get to know their neighbors and realize we have much more in common than we realize. I look forward to hosting these podcasts and promoting our way of life.”
With the walleye fishing opener this weekend in Minnesota and fishing license sales up 45 percent from last year, Pete’s guest on the podcast’s first episode features legendary sportsman, TV and radio personality, and fishing industry innovator Al Lindner. Lindner and his brother invented the “Lindy Rig,” which has been used by anglers to catch walleye since it first hit the market in 1968. The Lindners estimate that 70 million Lindy Rigs have been sold. Lindner, who has been inducted into three fishing halls of fame, co-owns Lindner Media Productions that is based in Baxter.
“Having made a living in this sport my entire life, I’ve had an opportunity to fish all over the entire United States, and I can say beyond a shadow of a doubt Minnesota, for multi-species fishing, has more to offer than any other state,” Lindner told Stauber on the podcast, which was recorded on the shores of a lake in the Brainerd Lakes area. “Day in and day out, our natural resource fishing is phenomenal.”
On Episode 1, Stauber and Lindner talk about the economic impact the fishing industry has in Minnesota, the importance of teaching kids how to fish, and Lindner’s favorite shore lunch. “A good shore lunch is not healthy eating,” Al joked. “You’ve got to fry the fish up in lard. Lard – it makes them taste oh, so good, you know.”
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Pete Stauber is in his first term representing the 8th Congressional District in Congress. Pete served 23 years in law enforcement and retired as an Area Commander in the Duluth Police Department. A small business owner and former professional hockey player in the Detroit Red Wings organization, Pete and his wife, Jodi, live with their four children in Hermantown. Jodi is an Iraq war veteran, who retired from the 148th Fighter Wing as the first female Command Chief in the history of the unit.