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Lawmakers herald wolf help

WASHINGTON--U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, U.S. Sen. Al Franken, and Reps. Collin Peterson, Tim Walz, Rick Nolan and Tom Emmer applauded the announcement made by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service that the a...

WASHINGTON-U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, U.S. Sen. Al Franken, and Reps. Collin Peterson, Tim Walz, Rick Nolan and Tom Emmer applauded the announcement made by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service that the agency will continue to provide wolf depredation services in Minnesota.

The inspection service also agreed to provide a funding match with the state for 2018 so the services can continue into next year, according to a joint news release from the lawmakers' offices.

The news arrives shortly after several members of the Minnesota delegation sent a letter to the USDA urging the department to allocate resources so essential wolf depredation services can be provided to constituents who need them.

"We are pleased that the Department of Agriculture has moved quickly on our request and will continue to provide the funding necessary to assist Minnesotans who are having problems with wolves threatening their livestock," the federal lawmakers said.

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