Marshall to host 2012 governor's pheasant opener

Next year's opener will be held in Marshall in southwestern Minnesota. City officials say hosting the event will mean a boost for their local economy.
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Next year's opener will be held in Marshall in southwestern Minnesota. City officials say hosting the event will mean a boost for their local economy.

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