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Speaker of the Minnesota House Kurt Zellers, left, U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson and Gov. Mark Dayton discuss the morning's hunt Saturday at the Watson Hunting Camp near the Lac qui Parle refuge. Western Minnesota played host Saturday to the first Governor's Pheasant Opener. (Tribune photo by Tom Cherveny)

None for Dayton but 52 birds harvested during Governor's Pheasant Opener

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MONTEVIDEO -- House Speaker Kurt Zellers bagged the rooster, but Gov. Mark Dayton fired plenty of zingers Saturday as he inaugurated the first Governor's Pheasant Opener near the Lac qui Parle refuge northwest of Montevideo.

"Today the speaker and I were in the same party," said the DFL governor as he, the Republican leader of the House and other hunting party members returned from a morning hunt on public lands on the Lac qui Parle refuge.

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Tom Cherveny
Tom Cherveny is a regional and outdoor reporter with the West Central Tribune in Willmar, MN.
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