Despite Bird Flu, Minnesota Still Top Turkey Producing StateMinnesota has retained its ranking as the nation's top turkey producing state despite this year's bird flu outbreak. The U.S. Department of Agriculture is forecasting that the country will raise 228 million turkeys this year, down 4 percent from the number raised in 2014.
Minn. Lawmakers Call For Washington To Accept More Syrian RefugeesTerrible images from the civil war in Syria are prompting United States lawmakers to discuss allowing more refugees to enter the country.
All SD Turkey Farms Hit By Bird Flu Restocked, RecoveringAll 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.
1st Restocked Iowa Turkey Farmer Talks Lessons From Bird FluThousands 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.
MN Terror Suspect Released Following Supreme Court RulingA 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.
Minnesota Terror Suspect Ordered To Remain In JailOne 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.
Bird Flu Found In Renville, Meeker FlocksOfficials 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.
Egg, Turkey Meat Prices Begin To Rise As Bird Flu SpreadsPrices 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.
Good Question: Will There Be A Thanksgiving Turkey Shortage?Across the country, about five million turkeys have been affected by the avian flu. Four million of those were in Minnesota.
Turkey Appetite Swells At Capitol As State Fights Bird FluAn 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.
Dayton And Franken Talk Bird Flu At Central Minn. Turkey FarmsGov. 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.
Stores Anticipating Price Hike Following Bird Flu OutbreakWith so many farms and turkeys affected by avian influenza, some grocery chains are wondering how shoppers will react.