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Bird flu outbreak could cost state more than $6 million

The toll of the avian flu outbreak in Minnesota is weighing heavily on farmers and state officials, as they work quickly to try to lend support and contain the spread of the virus. 274 more words


Foaming Procedure Kills Infected Turkeys En Masse

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – The effort to stop bird flu from spreading in Minnesota means millions of birds must be killed.

Forty-nine farms in 17 Minnesota counties have… 352 more words


Dayton Authorizes National Guard To Help Fight Wildfires

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Gov. Mark Dayton is authorizing the Minnesota National Guard to help fight wildfires in the state.

Dayton on Wednesday signed an executive order to provide emergency assistance to the Minnesota Interagency Fire Center. 69 more words


Dayton Activates Minnesota National Guard To Fight Wildfires

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Gov. Mark Dayton is calling on the Minnesota National Guard to fight wildfires across the state.

The Guard and the state Department of Public Safety will supply two Blackhawk helicopters with 660-gallon water buckets to combat the blazes. 60 more words


Minnesota Guardsman charged with child pornography

A Minnesota National Guard member faces a federal child pornography charge for allegedly luring a teenage girl to send him sexually explicit photos of herself while he was stationed in Afghanistan. 237 more words


One soldier left at Duluth's annual gathering of World War II vets

74 years after his military service began, Bob Watts was the only World War II veteran at this week’s annual gathering in Duluth. But there was no need to be lonely. 309 more words


Minnesota National Guard Troops No Longer Needed In Liberia

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The 34th Red Bull Infantry Division was set to help the U.S. military in containing the Ebola virus in the west African nation. 170 more words