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The New London City Council has approved a request from a resident to raise a small flock of chickens in his backyard. This undated photo was taken at a farm in the New London area. Tribune photo

Backyard chickens approved for New London, Minn., resident


NEW LONDON -- A New London man's request to raise a small flock of chickens in his backyard was approved on a 3-2 vote Wednesday by the New London City Council.

Under the conditions, Greg Rasner's flock of laying hens will be limited to four birds.

No roosters will be allowed.

This is the first time the City Council has agreed to allow chickens to be raised in the city limits.

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Carolyn Lange
A reporter for more than 30 years, Carolyn Lange covers county government and regional news with the West Central Tribune.
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