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Associated Press, Published July 20 2013

Minnesota gov.'s pheasant opener to be held in Madelia

MADELIA, Minn. – Plans are moving forward for the 2013 Minnesota Governor’s Pheasant Hunting Opener in the south-central city of Madelia.

The governor’s opener and its public events will be held Oct. 11-12.

This will be the third annual Governor’s Pheasant Hunting Opener since Dayton held the first in 2011. Previous host communities were Montevideo and Marshall.

Madelia City Administrator Dan Madsen said his community is proud to bill itself as the pheasant capital of Minnesota and looks forward to showcasing itself.

Madelia is about an hour and a half southwest of Minneapolis.