MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Egg prices have tripled at some supermarkets, and we have the outbreak of bird flu to blame.

In Iowa, nearly half the birds at farms in the state have been affected by the avian flu.

READ MORE: Conspiracy Theorists Flock To Bird Flu, Spreading Falsehoods On Social Media

At Fareway Stores there a cartoon of 12 eggs jumped in price from $0.99 to more than $3.

READ MORE: Buffalo Clinic Shooting: Jury Selection Continues In Gregory Ulrich's Trial

Many Minnesotans may have also noticed prices are up quite a bit.

MORE NEWS: After Fatal Shooting Outside School, District 287 Superintendent Supports Safety Recommendations, Including Metal Detectors

Officials have told WCCO that once farms get up and running again, and get supply back under control, prices should come down.