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Phone scam reported in Stearns County
Lawmakers consider adding 2 Minnesota veterans homes
Lunch with a Cop
Public criticizes current layout of Willmar Wye
Willmar teen is National Merit finalist
Bemidji coach issues apology for prep hockey brawl with Brainerd
Boys Basketball: 'Jacks top MACCRAY
Palmer, Bryan share Honda Classic lead
Local Roundup: Wildcats bounce back with vengeance
Junior Hockey: Two WarHawks heading to Hamline
New London Little Theatre Review: 'Opal's Million Dollar Duck' is genuine
'9 to 5' one for the ages -- even in Willmar: Musical on Barn stage through Feb. 26
Mary Tyler Moore has died at the age of 80
Golden Globe Awards: 'La La Land' Breaks Record for Most Win
Streaming overtakes U.S. digital music sales for first time: Nielsen
'Fire & Ice': Diamond Edge figure skating show is Saturday, Sunday in Willmar
Around our region published Feb. 22
Many Americans unaware of important heart health numbers: survey
Slow cooker recipes for easy meals on weeknights
Training can help surgeons tell patients best and worse scenarios
Keith L. Kendall
Lawrence "Junior" Johnson, Jr.
Perennials potentially damaged from early-season warmup
Little things make a big difference with gardening
Wishing loved one could let go of life should not bring guilty feelings
Tribune Editorial: Willmar City Council makes a good Holland decision
Cartoon by Ken Catalino
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
June 17, 2015
Baker: Farmers should consider relief loans
WILLMAR — Farmers whose flocks have been impacted by avian influenza should consider accepting disaster relief funds, according to Rep. Dave Baker, R-Willmar. During last week’s special session, the Minnesota Legislature approved $10 million in funds for the Minnesota Rural Finance...
June 17, 2015 - 11:21pm
June 16, 2015
State money heads to bird flu victims
BIRD FLU UPDATE: • The latest case of bird flu was reported June 5 • More than 9 million Minnesota turkeys and chickens have died due to the flu this year • More than 47 million turkeys and chickens have died in the United States this year • 220 farms have been affected...
June 16, 2015 - 11:33pm
June 11, 2015
Turkeys return to first farm hit
WILLMAR — About three months after a Pope County poultry farm was hit with the deadly avian influenza that resulted in the death of 15,000 commercial turkeys, barns there are once again being filled with new birds. The farm, which was the first in the state to get hit with the...
June 11, 2015 - 12:01am
June 8, 2015
Bird flu woes linger for area family
DANUBE — Birds in one barn went nearly four days without being fed before they were finally euthanized. Two different United States Department...
June 8, 2015 - 11:47pm
June 4, 2015
Avian flu toll continues to grow in Minnesota
ST. PAUL — Avian influenza struck yet another commercial turkey flock, this time in Brown County, the Minnesota Board of Animal Health Thursday. The detection is the fifth farm in Brown County affected since the outbreak began. The fourth detection there was announced Monday, also...
June 4, 2015 - 11:31pm