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State's bovine TB status downgraded

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Effective this past Wednesday, April 9, Minnesota's bovine tuberculosis status has been officially downgraded from Modified Accredited Advanced (MAA) to Modified Accredited (MA).

The drop in status was required by the U.S. Department of Agriculture after the discovery of four additional infected herds in northern Minnesota within the last 12 months. The infected herds were all discovered in Beltrami and Roseau counties, according to Minnesota State Veterinarian Dr. Bill Hartmann.

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Vicki Gerdes
Staff writer at Detroit Lakes Newspapers for the past 14 years, currently editor of the entertainment and community pages as well as obituaries. Living in DL with my cat, Smokey.
(218) 844-1454
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