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6 days without a new MN bird flu case: Is the outbreak winding down?

New reports of avian influenza on Minnesota poultry farms seemed to be a daily occurrence earlier this spring. So the absence of any such reports for nearly a week is generating hopes that the...

May 21, 2015

Dog food sold in MN being recalled over salmonella risk

A dog food company is recalling products sold in Minnesota because it may contain salmonella. California-based OC Raw Dog is voluntarily recalling 2,055 pounds of Turkey & Produce Raw Frozen...

May 18, 2015

Minnesota State Fair cancels poultry shows amid bird flu crisis

The bird flu plaguing the state’s turkey industry is increasingly being felt off the farm – grocery chains have seen rising prices and shortages of certain products, and now, a popular...

May 15, 2015

Not Just Turkeys: Avian Flu Infections In Chickens Spooking Farms, Food Companies

More than 3.6 million chickens have been killed due to the infectious disease with the number continuing to climb. That means new security measures and added monitoring for several companies.

May 14, 2015

Paying more for eggs, cake mix: Grocery prices rise as bird flu spreads

Avian flu has now infected 85 farms in Minnesota, spread across 21 counties, state officials said Tuesday, resulting in the death of at least 5.6 million birds. Just one state south, Iowa – the...

May 13, 2015

Charges: Woman ripped off over $100k in federal loans meant for farmers

A Verndale, Minnesota, woman employed by a federal agency responsible for distributing loans to farmers is accused of stealing over $100,000 dollars from it, the U.S. Attorney says. According to a...

May 06, 2015

Nitrates are a growing threat to Minnesota's drinking water, report finds

Agriculture-related nitrate contamination is a growing concern for Minnesota’s drinking water, according to a report by the state’s Department of Health’s (MDH). The Drinking...

May 06, 2015

Jennie-O temporarily laying off 233 employees due to bird flu outbreak

The deadly avian flu that’s killed more than 5 million turkeys in the state is now costing some people their jobs, at least temporarily. Willmar-based Jennie-O Turkey said in a news release...

May 05, 2015

New law allowing taprooms to sell beer growlers on Sunday signed off by Dayton

Craft breweries will be allowed to sell beer growlers on Sundays after a bill was signed off by Gov. Mark Dayton Friday. However, before they can hand over the 64-ounce jugs to patrons, breweries...

May 02, 2015

JonnyPops Is Young And Hungry

Three kids from St. Olaf are shaking up the ice cream industry.

April 27, 2015

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