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: Demolition Begins On St. Paul's Midway Shopping Center, Heavily Damaged During Unrest
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: Pediatric Hospital Beds Becoming Harder To Find In Minnesota
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: Cortez Banks Charged In Crystal Knife Attack; Victims Expected To Survive
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