ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota lawmakers are aiming to provide extra money as the state struggles to get a bird flu outbreak under wraps.
The deadly H5N2 virus continues to spread in the nation’s largest turkey producing state. Twenty-eight farms had been hit as of Tuesday, killing more than 1 million birds. Federal officials have sent in several teams of experts to Minnesota to monitor and stem the virus’ spread.READ MORE: Sheriff: 2 Large Buildings Destroyed In Hog Barn Fire Near Waseca
The Senate approved a bill Tuesday providing nearly $900,000 in emergency funds for response efforts. The House passed a similar bill last week.READ MORE: Kim Potter, Former Officer Charged In Daunte Wright Shooting, To Appear In Court Monday
Gov. Mark Dayton said Tuesday he’ll sign the bill immediately. He says the state will do it everything it can to help Minnesota’s turkey farmers.MORE NEWS: Target No Longer Requiring Face Coverings For Fully Vaccinated Guests, Staff Members
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