Tom Cherveny is a regional and outdoor reporter with the West Central Tribune in Willmar, MN.
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BUFFALO, Minn. -- Turkey losses continue to mount in Minnesota, but the real financial impact of the highly pathogenic avian influenza is falling on producers with infected flocks much more so than the industry as a whole, according to Steve Olson, president of the Minnesota Turkey Growers Association in Buffalo.
WILLMAR, Minn. – A commercial turkey flock in Stearns County has become the third in the state to be infected by the highly pathogenic avian influenza. The infection was confirmed Saturday, when state officials announced that a commercial flock of approximately 40,000 birds had been struck. The disease infected birds in one of four barns on the site. There had been a significant death loss in the infected barn, according to Dr. Bill Hartmann, state veterinarian, Minnesota Board of Health.
A Montevideo girl whose struggles with an inherited disease led her parents to advocate for the legalization of medical cannabis in Minnesota has died at age 8.
CLARKFIELD, Minn. — A Clarkfield City Council member has obtained a temporary restraining order from the district court, barring the community’s mayor from coming within 100 feet of the city...
APPLETON — With 42 horses on the grounds as part of his full-service stable near Madison in Lac qui Parle County, Adam Longman knows the importance of having veterinary care no more than a phone call away. He’s never had a call go unanswered. “Especially if there is an emergency.
NEW LONDON, Minn. — With well over 200,000 visitors a year, Sibley State Park is a southern Minnesota destination when it comes to tourism. So it should come as no surprise that it is one of 16 state park and recreation areas being designated as a “destination’’ park within a system of 66 state parks and nine recreation areas.
MADISON, Minn. -- An attorney filed motions in district court Wednesday seeking to dismiss a charge of child endangerment against Angela Brown, who has used medical cannabis to treat her son. Immediately after the hearing, Brown, 38, of Madison, and attorney Michael Hughes of Bend, Ore., gathered with reporters at the Pantry Café in downtown Madison and said they are prepared to go to trial to maintain her innocence.
Minnesota roadways come with advisory signs to watch for all kinds of wildlife, from moose and deer to turtles. But only in Kandiyohi County will motorists find signs urging them to slow down for purple martins as the birds congregate at an end-of-summer roosting site just south of Willmar.
Roughly eight years after Robert Warwick penned a narrative calling his grandmother his "hero'' for always doing the right thing, he pleaded guilty to first-degree murder in her death.
WOOD LAKE, Minn. -- As the final battle of the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862 raged about them, soldiers with Minnesota’s 3rd Regiment just returned from fighting the Confederates stood ready in a trench to protect the camp Colonel Henry Sibley had made on the open prairie. Last week, a portion of that defensive trench reappeared on the prairie.