Minnesota opens its pheasant season Saturday with far fewer birds in the field than last year as a long-term decline in the state's ringneck population continues due to the loss of habitat in farm country.
Due to chronic wasting disease (CWD) popping up in part of the state, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has imposed mandatory testing in some areas. It will only take place during the firearms deer weekend opener.
John Shuster, Tyler George, Matt Hamilton, and John Landsteiner, who was Shuster’s teammate at the 2014 Olympic Games, will be nominated to the United States Olympic Committee as Team USA at the Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang, South Korea. The alternates for both the men’s and the women’s teams will be announced within 10 days per the 2018 U.S. Olympic Team Trials for Curling procedures.