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First annual Minn. Governor's Pheasant Opener to be held in Montevideo

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Willmar Minnesota 2208 Trott Ave. SW / P.O. Box 839 56201

MONTEVIDEO -- Governor Mark Dayton will break new ground by hosting the first Governor's Pheasant Opener, and will be doing so in Montevideo, his office announced on Thursday.

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"This is going to be a good thing for the community and a great thing for the state,'' said Dennis Larson, Montevideo, who has been working to make the Montevideo opener a possibility.

In announcing the decision, Governor Dayton said he has been a Minnesota pheasant hunter for over half a century and excited about holding the first annual Governor's Opener in Montevideo.

The Governor will be in Montevideo October 14-15 for the event.

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