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Minnesota-based beef-supplying giant Cargill to exit U.S. cattle-feeding business
Child abuse rates spike in Minnesota
Cooking with items straight from Mother Nature can be a holistic dining experience
Farm bill stalwarts say money 'will be hard to come by'
Contender for world's biggest rabbit dies on United Airlines flight
'Beast Mode' returns: Lynch set to join Raiders after trade from Seahawks
Report: Vikings likely to decline Bridgewater's option
Making noise: Trap shooting, Minnesota's fastest growing sport
Lawyer for ex-NFL star Hernandez denies letter mentioned prison lover
Serena Williams admits she accidentally revealed pregnancy on Snapchat
Disney announces official release date for 'Star Wars: Episode IX'
'Flip or Flop' stars returning for multiple episodes of HGTV show amid divorce
Elton John recovering from 'potentially deadly' bacterial infection
Soul singer Cuba Gooding Sr. found dead in his car
Adam Sandler to make rare appearance in Minnesota
Intestinal diseases increasing in Canadian children
Younger hot flashes may signal heart risk later
Focus 2017: Spotlight on Public Service
'Kitchen Witches': Comedy opens tonight at The Barn in Willmar
Willmar chain of lakes focus of Wednesday's public meeting
Iris M. Hanson-Cain
Dennis R. Erdman
Donna D. deCathelineau
Minnesota Opinion: Now is not the time to sit out, play politics
George Will: The 'Oh, never mind' president
Susan Estrich: The Amazon 1-Star System
Letter: U of M proud of local partnerships
Swift: Taxes must be particularly taxing
Jen Wetterling- Martin Bridal Shower
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
August 27, 2015
Pens without poultry
Poultry show contestants stand next to birdless cages Thursday at the Minnesota State Fair in St. Paul. Photos of the chickens, turkeys and other...
August 27, 2015 - 11:46pm
August 25, 2015
Legislators tour bonding projects in Willmar area, learn about avian flu testing
WILLMAR — State legislators learned Tuesday what funding they approved in June will do for the Minnesota Poultry Testing Laboratory in Willmar. They...
August 25, 2015 - 11:45pm
August 16, 2015
Bird flu aftershocks: Limited supplies to drive U.S. turkey, egg prices higher
Limited supplies of baby poultry and barn space to house them will hamper U.S. farmers’ efforts to rebuild ravaged egg supplies after the nation’s worst-ever outbreak of bird flu. As a result of the shortages and the loss of more than 48 million chickens and turkeys to the disease,...
August 16, 2015 - 10:56pm
August 5, 2015
Peterson expects turkey vaccine soon
GILFILLAN ESTATE — U.S. Rep Collin Peterson, D-Minn., is expecting an announcement this week, perhaps as early as today that a trial vaccine...
August 5, 2015 - 11:23pm
July 10, 2015
Farms struck with avian flu begin to restock
SAINT PAUL — Nearly one-fourth of the farms struck by the highly pathogenic avian influenza now have agreements in place to restock, according to the Minnesota Board of Animal Health. It reported Thursday that 25 farms have restocking agreements in place. They include two farms...
July 10, 2015 - 12:02am
July 7, 2015
Vaccine not at top of federal avian flu response plan
WASHINGTON — Poultry producers and government officials are preparing for a predicted renewed fall avian flu outbreak, such as improving biosecurity, but they disagree about whether a vaccine should be used. The U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee on Tuesday heard from federal officials...
July 7, 2015 - 11:03pm
July 2, 2015
VIDEO: Jennie-O president says company is prepared for possible second wave of bird flu
Jennie-O Turkey Store President Glenn Leitch says the company has learned a lot about the avian influenza, which has killed more than nine million turkeys and chickens this year in Minnesota, and the company is prepared for a potential second round this fall when the migratory waterfowl...
July 2, 2015 - 12:53pm
July 1, 2015
Combating bird flu with science and a hunch
WILLMAR –– A combination of science and a few good hunches are being used to protect turkeys from another round of the avian influenza at...
July 1, 2015 - 11:05pm