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Olson to step down at 13th annual Pheasants Forever banquet Saturday

Published 10:23am Wednesday, February 20, 2013

The 13th annual Mower County Pheasants Forever banquet will mark big changes for the local organization this Saturday.


Susan Olson will announce her departure as president, which she decided at the Feb. 13 meeting. Hunters will also be in for a surprise with plenty of raffles, prizes and good news about the future of some local hunting.

Gov. Mark Dayton appointed Olson to the Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council, along with Elizabeth Wilkens of Kanabec County, in January.

Olson, a senior attorney in the Hormel Foods corporate office, was recently appointed as a board member of the Cedar River Watershed District. She helped secure various funds for several Wildlife Management Areas near Austin and is a Department of Natural Resources firearms safety instructor, as well.

The banquet doors open at 5 p.m. at the Holiday Inn, and dinner starts at 6:30. Single tickets are $55, couples are $75, and Ringnecks (15 and younger) are $25. Tickets are available at Double K Specialty in Austin.

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