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KANDIYOHI COUNTY

Our late spring is a challenge for migrating birds and frustrating for us, but it's not without its drama.
The inventory of flocks in Minnesota diagnosed with H5N1 highly pathogenic avian influenza is 1,017,568 as of Wednesday, according to the Minnesota Board of Animal Health. Six additional infection sites were announced Wednesday after being diagnosed April 5.
Morrison and Kandiyohi counties report additional sites Tuesday.
Kandiyohi County now has three commercial turkey flocks confirmed infected with avian flu. According to the Board of Animal Health's daily update posted online Monday, six more sites in Minnesota are listed as infected with H5N1 highly pathogenic avian influenza, bringing the total to 13 sites, though one of those is not yet a confirmed diagnosis.

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Two new avian flu infections reported Friday by the Minnesota Board of Animal Health bring Minnesota to seven total sites. Flocks in Stearns and Morrison counties were confirmed infected Thursday.
Roger Strand grew up as an avid duck hunter, but now it's April in place of October that is his favorite month of the year. He's been maintaining nesting boxes for wood ducks beginning with his first in 1952, and keeping records that reflects the best of citizen science.
Kandiyohi County officials have reported thefts of road signs since August, mostly in the northeastern part of the county, including the towns of Willmar, New London and Spicer. About three dozen signs and a construction barrel were recovered this week, and the investigation is continuing.
WILLMAR, Minn. — Rain and mud prevented crops from being planted on time this spring and now it looks like recent heavy rains — and more mud — will interfere with harvest in west-central Minnesota.
If you want to know where your turkey comes from this holiday season, get to know a turkey farmer. On our AgweekTV "Thankful for Ag" episode on Nov. 24, I'll introduce you to Chris Huisinga. Here's some of the backstory:...
WILLMAR, Minn. - A growing market for industrial hemp as food, fiber and nutraceuticals is gaining ground in west central Minnesota and could find a place in Kandiyohi County.There's at least one field of hemp planted this year in Chippewa County...

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WILLMAR, Minn. - Three convicted felons in west central Minnesota have been charged with knowingly voting as an ineligible person in the 2016 general election.Bret Joseph Kasel, 34, and Darrell Leonard Webb, 57, both of Willmar, were charged in K...
SUNBURG, Minn.--A 73-year-old man was airlifted Saturday afternoon after being injured in a horse and buggy accident in northern Kandiyohi County in central Minnesota. The accident happened around 2:30 p.m. when horses that were pulling a covered...
WILLMAR, Minn. - A slow-moving thunderstorm rolled across central Minnesota's Kandiyohi County Friday morning, dropping more than 2.5 inches of rain and again flooding streets and intersections here.

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