Poultry Producers Prepare For Potential Fall Flu Outbreak

Temperatures have dipped into the 40s and even the 30s, in northern Minnesota. Ducks and geese are beginning their annual migration south. Leaves are just beginning to turn. “We are there,” Badger, Minn., farmer John Burkel said about fall. For many like Burkel, it is not about the pretty autumn colors or the arrival of…
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No Mistaking Klobuchar Book For One From Trump

No one will confuse U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar’s just-released book with Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s biting comments. The Minnesota Democrat, serving her second Senate term, said one of her priorities in “The Senator Next Door: A Memoir from the Heartland” was to encourage politicians in Washington to work together “in this day of Trump…
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No Bird Flu Worries Shown At State Fair

Jody Taubert and Forrest Appleton sat on a bench near the Turkey to Go booth at the Minnesota State Fair, eating a chunky turkey sandwich. “It’s easy to share,” Appleton said of the juicy meal the Minnesota Turkey Growers’ Association booth has featured for almost a dozen and a half years. It is an annual…
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Political Chatter: Is Scott Walker A Tim Pawlenty Rerun?

Scott Walker has outlasted Tim Pawlenty as a presidential candidate, but there are similarities between the two and some wonder if Walker’s campaign is doomed. The well-known online Slate magazine asks if Walker is Tim Pawlenty 2.0. Writer Jamelle Bouie wrote what others have thought. “He’s not a firebrand and he doesn’t alienate ordinary Americans,”…
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