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Local man is top Firearms Safety instructor in the state

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Cloquet Minnesota 122 Avenue C 55720

Mike Neault was honored Thursday as Minnesota's 2010 Firearms Safety Instructor of the Year at the Minnesota Deer Hunters Association banquet in Carlton. But Neault would like a name added to this year's plaque: Linda Neault, his wife.

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"They are truly a team," said Captain Mike Hammer, education and safety coordinator for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. "Unfortunately, we don't have a team award."

But Mike Neault didn't let the red-tape stop him from recognizing his wife and teaching partner. He purchased a gun -- matching the one he received along with his award -- as a surprise and presented it to Linda Thursday night.

Read more of this story in next week's Pine Journal.

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