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Pawlenty signs bovine TB plan into law

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ST. PAUL (AP) -- A plan to eradicate bovine tuberculosis from Minnesota cattle is now law.

Gov. Tim Pawlenty says the disease is a threat to Minnesota's livestock industry. He spoke at a signing ceremony for the $6.2 million bill.

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The plan includes paying ranchers to slaughter their herds and putting up fences to keep deer from spreading the disease.

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