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With few races, Minnesota primary turnout in August likely small
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Eden Valley farmer elected to National Corn Growers Board
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Getting it right
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Smithsonian exhibit on display at Prairie Woods
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The search for a world-record lake trout
Johnson -- Haverly
Quisberg -- Larson
Northland Outdoors TV goes in search of monster trout
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June/July issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
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David L. Lake
Joan M. Caspers
Esther Helen Iverson
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Obama: Continuity we can believe in
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April 12, 2016
Minnesota House plan would move $2 million in bird flu money to disaster fund
ST. PAUL — The Minnesota House agriculture finance chairman wants to move nearly $2 million out of a fund set up to fight bird flu last year. Chairman Rod Hamilton, R-Mountain Lake, offered a plan under consideration so the money could be used for other agriculture disasters. “Right...
April 12, 2016 - 11:30pm
January 18, 2016
U.S. deploys newly minted bird flu plan
CHICAGO — U.S. farm and health officials are racing to assess the threat that a type of bird flu never before seen in the country poses to humans and poultry, employing emergency plans drawn up in the wake of a devastating outbreak in birds last year. The federal government sprang...
January 18, 2016 - 5:25pm
January 15, 2016
CDC: New bird flu strain outbreak found in Indiana turkey flock
CHICAGO (Reuters) - The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is closely monitoring individuals who may have been exposed to the new strain of bird flu that has been found in a flock of turkeys in Indiana, a CDC health official said on Friday. Dr. Michael Jhung, a medical...
January 15, 2016 - 5:15pm
January 4, 2016
Litchfield turkey producer continues recovery
LITCHFIELD — His family has been raising turkeys since 1958, but Greg Langmo will be the first to say there was nothing that could prepare...
January 4, 2016 - 11:33pm
Turkey growers remain on guard
WILLMAR — Minnesota turkey growers are putting the 2015 avian influenza outbreak behind them and going into 2016 with loads of caution and...
January 4, 2016 - 11:27pm
December 15, 2015
Minnesota lifts bird flu quarantines
ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota Board of Animal Health Tuesday lifted the final quarantines on farms affected by bird flu earlier this year. Most of the previously infected sites were cleared to restock turkeys or chickens on Oct. 6, and now the few remaining sites have completed measures...
December 15, 2015 - 8:47pm
December 14, 2015
Willmar lab to expand in response to bird flu
WILLMAR — Ground will be broken next week on an $8.5 million expansion and renovation of the Minnesota poultry testing lab in Willmar. When...
December 14, 2015 - 11:39pm
November 30, 2015
State lifts ban on poultry shows
ST. PAUL — Starting Tuesday, poultry exhibitions are once again allowed in Minnesota. The Minnesota Board of Animal Health said Monday that the ban placed on poultry exhibitions and other gatherings of birds is now lifted. Birds will now be permitted at fairs, swap meets, exotic...
November 30, 2015 - 10:29pm
November 23, 2015
Business continues for turkey farmers
ST. PAUL — Minnesota turkey growers are back in time for Thanksgiving. Minnesota governors annually recognize the state turkey industry, the...
November 23, 2015 - 11:28pm
September 25, 2015
VIDEO: Tough lessons rise from avian influenza outbreak
WILLMAR — When highly pathogenic avian influenza was first detected on the West Coast in December of 2014, those preparing for its arrival...
September 25, 2015 - 12:00am
September 24, 2015
Minnesota, Iowa take biggest economic hits
WILLMAR — The outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza in 2015 struck a number of states, but Minnesota and Iowa suffered the greatest economic harm by a country mile. The economic losses in Minnesota due to the 2015 outbreak are calculated at $647.2 million, said Brigid...
September 24, 2015 - 11:38pm
September 23, 2015
Farmers brace for possible return of bird flu
Litchfield — Minnesota poultry farms are concerned the arrival of the fall waterfowl migration could bring with it the return of avian flu. The disease clobbered the state’s turkey and chicken industries last spring with over $600 million in losses, but researchers still don’t...
September 23, 2015 - 10:24pm
September 8, 2015
Minnesota readies for bird flu outbreak
ST. PAUL — Poultry farmers and experts say they are as ready as possible for a new avian flu outbreak at any time this fall, even if they don’t...
September 8, 2015 - 11:58pm
August 28, 2015
Farmers prepare for possible fall avian influenza outbreak
FALCON HEIGHTS — Temperatures have dipped into the 40s and even the 30s, in northern Minnesota. Ducks and geese are beginning their annual...
August 28, 2015 - 10:15pm
No bird flu worries shown at state fair
FALCON HEIGHTS —Jody Taubert and Forrest Appleton sat on a bench near the Turkey to Go booth at the Minnesota State Fair, eating a chunky turkey...
August 28, 2015 - 10:10pm