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Minnesota deer harvest increases 16 percent over last year
Army vet and former Minn. legislative aide charged in fatal shooting of his student girlfriend
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'Marian' opens tonight on Ridgewater College stage in Willmar
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'Made in America' concerts set by Prairie Arts Chorale
Generations section now available online
500 years of Reformation brings together some 800 people in Willmar
October/November issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
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Garrison Keillor: It's Thanksgiving. Be Happy.
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Emma Anne Williams
June 23, 2015
Willmar lab playing role as poultry industry looks for answers to avian flu
WILLMAR — The biggest lesson from the outbreak of the highly pathogenic avian influenza in Minnesota is that this virus has behaved differently than anything dealt with previously, according to Dr.
June 23, 2015 - 12:41am
June 22, 2015
Chasing the avian flu virus: Research shows airborne transmission is a possibility
ST. PAUL — Scientists do not yet know whether spring winds carried the highly pathogenic avian influenza into barns and infected turkey or...
June 22, 2015 - 12:01am
June 16, 2015
Iowa governor eases manure rules to aid bird flu cleanup
Iowa Governor Terry Branstad signed a proclamation this week that will allow poultry and egg producers in 18 counties hit by bird flu to more easily dispose of manure and dead birds from affected farms. As the number of new cases of highly pathogenic avian influenza slows, poultry...
June 16, 2015 - 3:04pm
June 5, 2015
Avian flu strikes 40th Kandiyohi County farm
ST. PAUL - Avian influenza has struck another Kandiyohi County commercial turkey operation.
June 5, 2015 - 2:53pm
June 4, 2015
Jennie-O Turkey Store employees recognized with Founders Awards
WILLMAR — Jennie-O Turkey Store employees Brandon Kopacek and Mike Volkenant from the Willmar area were recognized with Founders Awards. The Founders Award program was inspired by and named for the company’s founders — the late Wallace H. Jerome and the late Earl B. Olson —...
June 4, 2015 - 7:01pm
June 3, 2015
Avian flu strikes second Renville County poultry farm
ST PAUL —The highly pathogenic avian influenza has struck a second Renville County poultry operation, according to the Minnesota Board of Animal...
June 3, 2015 - 2:43pm
May 29, 2015
Avian flu toll now counts 102 farms in Minnesota
ST. PAUL — The number of farms in Minnesota affected by the highly pathogenic avian influenza has now reached 102, with four presumptive positive flocks reported on Friday. The state Board of Animal Health reported that the four presumptive positive flocks were identified on farms...
May 29, 2015 - 11:23pm
May 15, 2015
Locals react to ban: Deadline extended for 4-H poultry families to register IDs for different species to show at the fair
WILLMAR –– Since at least February, 4-H members enrolled in the poultry program have been babying their baby chickens, ducks, turkeys, geese...
May 15, 2015 - 11:10pm
All poultry shows and fairs cancelled in Minnesota this year
ST. PAUL — All bird exhibitions at county fairs, the State Fair and other gatherings of birds is cancelled this year because of the avian...
May 15, 2015 - 9:14am
May 8, 2015
No new avian flu infections on Friday
ST. PAUL — No new cases of the highly pathogenic avian influenza were reported on Friday, according to the Minnesota Board of Animal Health. There are currently 84 affected farms in 21 counties since the virus reached Minnesota in early March. A total of 5,592,932 birds are affected,...
May 8, 2015 - 11:14pm
May 7, 2015
Red River Valley Fair cancels poultry exhibits for 2015 fair
WEST FARGO - Organizers for the Red River Valley Fair say concerns over the spread of avian flu have forced them to cancel this year's poultry exhibit. The ongoing outbreak of bird flu has led to the destruction of nearly 26 million turkeys and chickens nationwide, with the majority...
May 7, 2015 - 10:05am
May 6, 2015
Jennie-O Turkey Store promotes Venenga to deli brand manager
WILLMAR — Jennie-O Turkey Store announces that Shelly Venenga has been promoted to brand manager for the deli division at the Willmar Corporate office. Venenga has been with the company since 1998 in various positions including quality control manager, production supervisor, senior...
May 6, 2015 - 12:50am
May 4, 2015
More than 5 million birds in Minnesota dead from flu outbreak
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota's poultry death toll went beyond 5 million birds Monday when state officials announced 80 farms in 21 counties have been hit by the H5N2 avian influenza.
May 4, 2015 - 3:03pm
April 28, 2015
New bird flu cases likely in Iowa, millions of birds affected:
Chicago (Reuters) - Initial tests have found probable avian influenza outbreaks at five new commercial poultry sites in Iowa, affecting...
April 28, 2015 - 8:00am
April 27, 2015
Tamiflu offered to poultry farm workers in Midwest as bird flu battle escalates
Hundreds of farm workers exposed to a highly pathogenic strain of bird flu have been offered antiviral medication as a preventative measure in...
April 27, 2015 - 12:10pm