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March 8, 2017
Hen turkeys live their lives in a  Minnesota production facility. Farmers who raise them are preparing for potential bird flu outbreaks in 2017.  Minnesota Turkey Growers Association photo /  Forum News Service
Minn. poultry industry on 'higher alert' for bird flu outbreak
March 8, 2017 - 7:57pm
November 22, 2016
Humans get a laugh as a turkey dubbed "Stop the Badgers" looks around, spotting what could be his frozen future, during a Thanksgiving week ceremony on Monday, Nov. 21, 2016. From left are Colleen Moriarty of Hunger Solutions Minnesota, Agriculture Commissioner Dave Frederickson, Gov. Mark Dayton (who named the turkey) and Lt. Gov. Tina Smith. (Forum News Service photo by Don Davis)
Hunger Solutions leader worries about federal funds
November 22, 2016 - 6:39am
January 4, 2016
A worker removes material at the Pullet Connection, south of Danube, which was among the farms struck by the highly pathogenic avian influenza in June. (FILE | TRIBUNE)
Turkey growers remain on guard
January 4, 2016 - 11:27pm
November 23, 2015
Gov. Mark Dayton gently rubs the neck of “Aaron Rodgers,” as he dubbed the turkey, Monday in St. Paul. The turkey was so calm, it laid its head down on the table. Looking on is Colleen Moriarty of Hunger Solutions Minnesota. (DON DAVIS | FORUM NEWS SERVICE)
Business continues for turkey farmers
November 23, 2015 - 11:28pm
September 25, 2015
The outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza revealed that past biosecurity measures were not sufficient, as the virus made it into some barns considered to have a very high level of biosecurity, said Steve Olson, executive director of the Minnesota Turkey Growers Association and Chicken and Egg Association. (RAND MIDDLETON | TRIBUNE)play button
VIDEO: Tough lessons rise from avian influenza outbreak
September 25, 2015 - 12:00am
May 5, 2015
Minnesota House Speaker Kurt Daudt leans into a grill to flip a turkey burger Tuesday as lawmakers serve up a free meal to support the state turkey industry. Officials assure consumers that turkey is safe to eat when properly cooked. (FORUM NEWS SERVICE/Don Davis)
Safe turkey message loses traction with uneducated politician
May 5, 2015 - 11:35pm
June 27, 2014
Letter: Strange use of union dues?
June 27, 2014 - 4:00am
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