All nine of the turkey farms in South Dakota that were affected by the deadly bird flu virus during the spring have restocked and are raising birds again, though the lone chicken farm has yet to recover.
Thousands of young turkeys are running around barns on a farm that was the first in Iowa to restock after a bird flu outbreak devastated Midwest flocks.
A young man who had threatened local FBI agents was set free Tuesday in part because of a U.S. Supreme court ruling 10 days ago. Mohamed Ali Omar, the older brother of one of seven Minnesota terror suspects accused of trying to join ISIS, was found guilty in March of threatening FBI agents who came to his south Minneapolis home to investigate his brother.
One of the seven Minnesota men charged with trying to join ISIS was in federal court Friday afternoon. His hearing comes as new details come to light about the chilling accusations against another one of the suspects, Mohamed Farah, who government prosecutors say threatened to kill Minnesota-based FBI agents.
Officials said Thursday that two more Minnesota flocks are presumed positive for bird flu, bringing the total number of farms affected in the state to 87.
Prices for eggs and turkey meat are rising as an outbreak of bird flu in the Midwest claims an increasing number of chickens and turkeys. Market experts say grocery stores and wholesalers are trying to stock up on eggs, but there’s no need to worry about having enough turkeys for Thanksgiving.
Across the country, about five million turkeys have been affected by the avian flu. Four million of those were in Minnesota.
An appetite for turkey is sweeping lawmakers at Minnesota’s state Capitol. Rural legislators plan a turkey burger cookout on the Capitol lawn Tuesday to support the state’s turkey industry.
Gov. Mark Dayton and Sen. Al Franken were in Willmar Saturday to meet with emergency responders and poultry producers and talk about the ongoing response to the virus in Minnesota.
With so many farms and turkeys affected by avian influenza, some grocery chains are wondering how shoppers will react.
There’s another case of bird flu in Wisconsin. The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection said Wednesday that H5 avian influenza has been detected in an unidentified turkey flock in Chippewa County.
Minnesota lawmakers are aiming to provide extra money as the state struggles to get a bird flu outbreak under wraps.
Turkey growers across Minnesota are doing all they can to stop the spread of the deadly avian influenza. It’s wiped out flocks at nine farms in six different counties since just last month.
Sen. Amy Klobuchar has been meeting with Minnesota turkey producers to hear their concerns about the bird flu outbreak, and says she plans to speak with U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack soon to discuss the federal response to the crisis.
Another Minnesota turkey farm is dealing with an outbreak of the bird flu.
State officials confirm a farm in Stearns County found the H5N2 strain of avian influenza, making it the fifth commercial turkey grower to be hit with the virus.
Officials say a bird flu strain that’s deadly to poultry has been confirmed on a fifth turkey farm in Minnesota. The Minnesota Board of Animal Health says the U.S. Department of Agriculture confirmed the H5N2 strain in a flock of 71,000 turkeys in Stearns County.
A third Minnesota turkey farm has been struck by a bird flu strain that’s deadly to poultry. The federal Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service on Saturday confirmed that a commercial turkey flock in Stearns County of central Minnesota has been infected with the highly pathogenic H5N2 strain of avian influenza.
Minnesota turkey farmers are boosting protective measures after a lethal strain of bird flu wiped out 15,000 birds in about a week. The H5N2 strain of avian influenza devastated a flock of turkeys at an unidentified Pope County farm. Officials say it’s unlikely to infect humans.
A Minneapolis man is charged with making false statements in a terrorism investigation after allegedly lying about his attempt to fly to Turkey — a country considered to be a gateway for linking up with terrorist networks. Nineteen-year-old Hamza Ahmed was charged Thursday with lying to FBI agents after being removed from a plane leaving New York City’s JFK International Airport for Istanbul on Nov. 9, 2014.
Carlo DeVito, author of “Inventing Scrooge” from sister company Simon & Schuster, shares five little known facts about Charles Dicken’s “A Christmas Carol.”
We all could use a pick-me-up and some good mood boosting once in a while. This week Dara breaks out her Top 5 Foods to Boost Your Mood! So turn that frown upside down and enjoy!
There’s a two-word reason man’s best friend loves Thanksgiving. Table scraps. But there are some things that dog owners shouldn’t slip their pets.
You might as well get out the sweatpants right now, because we all know we’re throwing moderation out the door for Thanksgiving. The average person consumes about 4,000 calories on Thanksgiving, or twice what we eat on a daily basis.
A U.S. magistrate will allow a Twin Cities man to be released pending his conspiracy trial that accuses him of attempting to fight with ISIS in Syria. However, Magistrate Judge Janie Mayeron’s decision requires that 18-year-old Abdullahi Yusuf will have strict monitoring and must turn over his U.S. passport. Yusuf is charged with conspiring with a friend, Abdi Nur, in providing “material support to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant,” also known as ISIL or ISIS.
Shoppers looking for last-minute staples for Thanksgiving dinner waited in long lines across the metro Wednesday. Crystal resident Chase Johnson spent most of his childhood shopping at Almsted’s.