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Mike and Linda Neault display their matching Henry Golden Boy .22 magnum rifles during last week's Minnesota Deer Hunters Association banquet in Carlton. Mike was honored as Minnesota's 2010 Firearms Safety Instructor of the Year, but insisted he and wife, Linda, are a teaching team. To surprise her, he bought her a gun matching the one he was awarded. Phyllis Rousseau/Pine Journal

Blackhoof couple honored for making the world a safer place

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Mike Neault knows it's his name on the plaque recognizing him as Minnesota's 2010 Firearms Safety Instructor of the Year.

But he thinks someone else's name should be on it, too. His wife's.


"Linda deserves this award as much as I do," said Neault, 56, of Barnum. "She works just as hard or harder than I do."

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