BEMIDJI -- More details were released Tuesday on Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton's trip to Bemidji to celebrate the state's deer opener in November. The 12th Annual Governor's Deer Hunting Opener will start on Nov. 6 in Bemidji, when Dayton will host community activities to bring attention to a pursuit that has nearly 500,000 Minnesota participants and contributes nearly $500 million to the state's economy, according to a release from the Minnesota Deer Hunters Association. Minnesota's general firearm deer season opens Nov. 8. This year's event, a "Welcome to Camp" banquet will be Nov.
WALKER -- A Walker man was sentenced Monday in Cass County court to eight years in prison for third-degree sexual conduct. Darren Joseph Sayers, 45, plead guilty to one count of third-degree criminal sexual conduct on April 21. The complaint filed by the Cass County Attorney's Office alleged Sayers had engaged in sexual intersourse with a female who was physically helpless on Sept. 1. Sayers will be on conditional release for 10 years after his release and must register as a predatory offender and provide a DNA sample to law enforcement.