Contact Us

Mink Farm Suffers $750K in Losses after Animals are Released

Brendan.lally...away,Flickr
Brendan.lally…away,Flickr

EDEN VALLEY —  Thousands of mink are on the loose near Eden Valley.

Stearns County Sheriff Don Gudmonson says sometime between 10:30 p.m. Sunday and 5:30 a.m. Monday a person or group of people burglarized the Lang Farms LLC in Eden Lake, just northwest of Eden Valley. The Lang Farms raise mink for pelts.

Gudmonson says once the vandals were on the property they took apart sections of the exterior fence that surrounds the barns and released all the mink from their cages.

Authorities say around 30,000 – 40,000 mink were released, all of which are domesticated and will likely not survive in the wild.

The total loss is over $750,000. Gudmonson says if you see any mink in the area don’t approach them because they might bite. Instead, Lang Farms says to call them at 320-453-4750 so the mink can be recaptured by professionals.

Anyone with information on the incident is urged to call the Stearns County Sheriff’s Office. A reward of up to $1,000 is being offered for information leading to an arrest and conviction.

Best of WJON

Recommended For You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://wjon.com using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for The WJON VIP Club quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive The WJON VIP Club contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.