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Officials develop response plan for ag emergencies

March 13, 2014 in Uncategorized

WORTHINGTON — Agriculture industry professionals from more than a dozen counties across southern Minnesota connected via video conference Thursday to discuss response plans in the event of an animal disease emergency.
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Come across a wild baby animal? Leave it alone

June 15, 2013 in Alexandria Echo Press

This is the time of year when young animals are scampering about lawns, roadsides and just about everywhere else in Minnesota, according to the Department of Natural Resources (DNR). Continue Reading

Man pleads not guilty to mistreating animals

March 21, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

BISMARCK (AP) A New Salem man accused of mistreating horses and mules has pleaded not guilty to four misdemeanor charges in Burleigh County. Continue Reading

Charges possible after 100 cattle found dead

March 19, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

BISMARCK Prosecutors are considering criminal charges against the owner of 100 cattle found dead last week in McIntosh County, at least some of which starved to deat Continue Reading

Help cough up some cold cash

February 22, 2013 in DL-Online

Animal lovers from around the region are getting ready to cough up some Hairball funds, as the Marshmallow Foundation prepares for its second annual Hairball. Continue Reading

Humane Society: rescued mares to be released to homes; prognosis poor for colt

November 1, 2012 in West Central Tribune

WILLMAR A spokesperson for the Humane Society of Kandiyohi and Meeker Counties said Thursday the prognosis for a rescued colt is “poor at best,” while the two mares that were rescued were being released to homes on Thursday. Continue Reading

Neglected horses surrendered to Willmar, Minn., shelter; help sought with veterinary costs

October 29, 2012 in West Central Tribune

WILLMAR Three horses are in the care of the Humane Society of Kandiyohi and Meeker Counties after being surrendered over the weekend by their Kerkhoven owners. Continue Reading

Parvovirus outbreak prompts animal shelter to cancel open house

September 26, 2012 in West Central Tribune

WILLMAR A recent outbreak of parvovirus disease in the Willmar area has prompted the Hawk Creek Animal Shelter to cancel an open house that was planned for Sunday.
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Plant, animal invasion bigger than many think

August 29, 2012 in Worthington Daily Globe

FALCON HEIGHTS Rare is the Minnesotan who has not seen videos of fish leaping out of water and hitting boaters. Continue Reading

Local man spots animal rarely seen around these parts

August 2, 2012 in Alexandria Echo Press

One morning a few weeks ago, Gerald Hoffman of Kensington observed a squirrel scurrying up a tree from his window. What he saw next was not so run-of-the-mill.
A large animal, approximately a foot-and-a-half in length, was after the squirrel. Hoffman believes he saw a fisher. Continue Reading