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EVERYDAY PEOPLE: Opener a magical time for Janssen


Daniel Janssen waits for this day all year long: The firearms deer hunting opener.

Like many Minnesotans, Janssen has been hunting as long as it’s been legal for him to shoot a gun. At the age of 26, Janssen has 14 hunting seasons under his belt.

“I’ve gotten some decent bucks,” Janssen said. “Nothing to hang on the wall yet.

“Maybe this year.”

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Sarah Nelson
Sarah Nelson joined the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2010 and works as a online reporter, content editor and staff writer. She is a world traveler, accused idealist and California native now braving the winters of Central Minnesota. She believes in the power of human resolve and hopes to be part of something that makes history by bringing an end to injustice in the world. Sarah has worked as a criminal background researcher, high school civics teacher, grant writer, and contributing writer with — tackling every issue from global poverty to bio-degradable bicycles. Her favorite thing about living in Minnesota is July. Sarah left the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2014.
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