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Hormel Says Bird Flu Outbreak Will Hurt Turkey Sales

Hormel says it will sell less turkey this year because of a spreading bird flu outbreak. Farmers have been forced to kill more than 2.4 million turkeys since March. Most of the birds were in Minnesota, where Hormel is based.

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Another Minnesota Turkey Farm Hit by Deadly Bird Flu Strain

Federal authorities have confirmed another infection in Minnesota of a deadly bird flu strain. The U.S. Department of Agriculture said Monday the latest farm hit by the H5N2 virus had 23,000 turkeys in Kandiyohi County of west-central Minnesota.

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Good Weather Boosts Minnesota Small Grain Planting

Minnesota farmers have made early strides in planting small grains, thanks to good weather.

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Senate: No State Money to Build New MLS Stadium

Senate lawmakers are leaving no room for debate: There should be no state money for a new professional soccer stadium.

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Water is pumped from Christmas Lake into a tank, where it will be mixed with granular potassium chloride. Photo courtesy of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
Water is pumped from Christmas Lake into a tank, where it will be mixed with granular potassium chloride. Photo courtesy of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
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Christmas Lake Zebra Mussel Treatment Appears Successful

Officials say initial results indicate a three-step treatment has been effective in ridding Christmas Lake in Shorewood of invasive zebra mussels. The Department of Natural Resources says divers last week found no evidence of zebra mussels where they were discovered last August in the boat launch area of the popular west metropolitan area lake.

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UPDATE: 6 from Minnesota Charged with Trying to Join Islamic State

Authorities in Minnesota have charged six men they say attempted to travel to Syria to join the Islamic State group. A criminal complaint unsealed Monday charges the men with conspiring to provide and attempting to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization.

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Minnesota State Patrol Patch (Photo by: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)
Minnesota State Patrol Patch (Photo by: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)
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1-Vehicle Crash on Highway 23 in Pine County Kills Driver

Authorities say one person was killed in a one-vehicle crash in Pine County. The Minnesota State Patrol says the accident took place about 11:30 a.m. Sunday while conditions were wet on Highway 23.

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Man Dies in Apparent Drowning Accident at Plymouth Pool

Authorities are investigating after a man in his 30s died in an apparent drowning accident at an indoor swimming pool in Plymouth. The Hennepin County Sheriff's Office says the incident happened around 7:30 p.m. Sunday at an apartment complex.

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Fire Burns Thousands Of Acres In Northern Minnesota Forest

Fire crews have the upper hand on a fire that has burned thousands of acres in a northern Minnesota state forest.

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Man, 21, Gets 4 Years For Strangling Western Minnesota Man

A 21-year-old man has been sentenced to more than four years in prison after admitting he strangled a 64-year-old man from western Minnesota while the two were having sex.

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