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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.

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

Sen. Rod Skoe says Minnesota is leading the fight against a disease other states have tried to tackle.

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