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Updated: Avian Flu Leads To State Emergency

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton declared a state of emergency Thursday as the number of poultry dead from an avian flu outbreak edges toward 3 million. It is the first Minnesota agriculture emergency declaration state officials could recall, including Agriculture Commissioner Dave Frederickson, who has been involved in agriculture policy for decades. Emergencies often are declared…
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Updated: Avian Flu Funding Heads To Negotiations

A provision Democratic senators added to avian flu funding legislation resulted in House Republicans rejecting it and forcing negotiations to resolve the differences. The Minnesota Senate joined the House Tuesday afternoon in passing avian flu funding legislation, but with an unrelated provision that produced Republican objections. As midnight approached, the House took up the issue…
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