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August 28, 2015
Minnesotans do not appear to be letting bird flu concerns keep them from eating at the state turkey growers stand at the 2015 Minnesota State Fair. Experts say poultry cooked properly is safe for human consumption, just like when bird flu was not a problem. (DON DAVIS | FORUM NEWS SERVICE)
Farmers prepare for possible fall avian influenza outbreak
August 28, 2015 - 10:15pm
Mariah Huberty, 17, representing Chisago County, describes to judge Bart Pals how she would take her New Hampshire chicken out of the cage Thursday during Advanced Showmanship competition in the Poultry Barn at the Minnesota State Fair in Falcon Heights. “I’ve had chickens since I was six,” said Huberty, of Harris. “This year I’ve had 719 birds. I was kinda upset (about the cancellation). I always liked the state fair.” (Jean Pieri | PIONEER PRESS)
No bird flu worries shown at state fair
August 28, 2015 - 10:10pm
August 27, 2015
Poultry show contestants stand next to birdless cages Thursday at the Minnesota State Fair in St. Paul. (CAROLYN LANGE | TRIBUNE)
Pens without poultry
August 27, 2015 - 11:46pm
August 5, 2015
Sarah Carlson, left, from the St. Johns Roadrunners 4-H club, discusses her poultry project Wednesday at the Kandiyohi County Fair with judge Mark Jaeger. Because the avian influenza resulted in live birds being banned from all poultry shows this year in Minnesota, 4Hers participated in a birdless poultry show using life-like chickens from a taxidermist. The youth also made posters on a variety of poultry issues, including the bird flu.
Poultry show goes on despite ban on poultry
August 5, 2015 - 12:25pm
July 20, 2015
Estimated toll of bird flu approaching $650 million
July 20, 2015 - 12:05am
June 23, 2015
Willmar lab playing role as poultry industry looks for answers to avian flu
June 23, 2015 - 12:41am
June 22, 2015
Dr. Montserrat Torremorell, D.V.M. is an animal health expert with the University of Minnesota. She was part of a team researching whether airborne transmission of avian flu is possible. It is, though they need more research to determine whether infection occurred in that manner.
Chasing the avian flu virus: Research shows airborne transmission is a possibility
June 22, 2015 - 12:01am
June 16, 2015
Iowa governor eases manure rules to aid bird flu cleanup
June 16, 2015 - 3:04pm
June 5, 2015
Avian influenza has struck a 40th Kandiyohi County farm.
Avian flu strikes 40th Kandiyohi County farm
June 5, 2015 - 2:53pm
June 4, 2015
Jennie-O Turkey Store employees recognized with Founders Awards
June 4, 2015 - 7:01pm
June 3, 2015
Workers are disinfecting the Rembrandt Enterprises barns where avian influenza struck in May. A second Renville County chicken operation with 415,000 young chickens was reported as a presumptive positive test for the disease on Tuesday.
Avian flu strikes second Renville County poultry farm
June 3, 2015 - 2:43pm
May 29, 2015
Avian flu toll now counts 102 farms in Minnesota
May 29, 2015 - 11:23pm
May 15, 2015
The Minnesota State Fair 4-H poultry show is a popular event each year. Because of the avian influenza outbreak poultry, is prohibited at the State Fair and all county fairs and exhibitions this year. Tribune/Carolyn Lange/File
Locals react to ban: Deadline extended for 4-H poultry families to register IDs for different species to show at the fair
May 15, 2015 - 11:10pm
Paul Johnson, left, has his show chicken examined by poultry judge Mark Jaeger during the opening day of the 2012 Kandiyohi County Fair. All bird exhibitions at county fairs, the State Fair and other gatherings of birds will be cancelled this year because of the avian influenza outbreak, according to the Minnesota Board of Animal Health.(Tribune file photo)
All poultry shows and fairs cancelled in Minnesota this year
May 15, 2015 - 9:14am
May 8, 2015
No new avian flu infections on Friday
May 8, 2015 - 11:14pm