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News briefs - Dec. 11 edition

Christmas party set for Dec. 14

The City Children's Christmas Party at the Elks is on Sunday, Dec. 14 from 1 to 3 p.m.

Wadena City Library seeking artists

The Wadena City Library has received a grant for the establishment of a piece of public art either inside or outside of the library. Artists are encouraged to stop by the library at 304 1st Street SW in Wadena during regular business hours to obtain an official Request for Proposals form. You may also request the form via email: Deadline for submission of your proposal is Feb. 13, 2015. Any questions can be directed to Branch Manager Renee Frethem, (218) 631-2476.

Pheasant Summit slated for Dec. 13

Pheasants Forever and the Minnesota Farm Bill Partnership invite area landowners and farmers to participate in the state's first Pheasant Summit at Southwest Minnesota State University on Dec. 13. No cost conservation planning for area landowners will be available throughout the day at the "Landowner Habitat Help Desk" to provide consultation regarding USDA and state conservation program eligibility.The Minnesota Pheasant Summit will include hunters, farmers, policy makers, conservationists, other stakeholders and key members of the Governor's Cabinet. The event will focus on strategies to increase the state's pheasant population, improve pheasant habitat and ensure future generations of Minnesota hunters have the opportunity to enjoy one of the state's most popular and iconic game birds. Attendees can register for the Pheasant Summit online.

Pheasants Forever will host a post-summit gathering of the Minnesota Pheasant Summit at Brau Brothers Brewing Company in Marshall. Participants, members, pheasant hunters and landowners are encouraged to attend and discuss further ideas to support Minnesota's pheasant population.

• What: A no cost event to discuss outcomes of the inaugural Minnesota Pheasant Summit. A special price of $10 will include a burger and beverage.

• When: Saturday, Dec. 13 starting at 5 p.m.

• Where: Brau Brothers Brewing Company Tap Room (910 East Main Street, Marshall)

• Hotels: Rooms are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please contact Darin Rahm with the Marshall Convention and Visitors Bureau at (507) 537-1865.