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Chronic wasting disease
June 17, 2019
A field test for fatal deer disease? Minnesota scientists say it's just months away
ST. PAUL — Minnesota hunters and farmers could soon carry handheld tools to test deer for fatal brain disease in the field. In labs across...
13 hours 13 min ago
June 14, 2019
A deadly deer disease is spreading. Could it strike people, too?
Jeannine Fleegle reached into a black garbage bag, pulled out a severed deer head, and placed it on a folding table smeared with blood and fur....
June 14, 2019 - 10:36am
May 28, 2019
Inside the Outdoors: Who should pay to preserve deer hunt tradition?
Although we're far outside the normal time when deer hunters are obsessed with the state's favorite big game animal, these are far from normal...
May 28, 2019 - 6:00am
May 8, 2019
7 deer test positive for CWD at Merrifield deer farm
Seven deer originating from a deer farm in Merrifield tested positive for chronic wasting disease, the Minnesota Board of Animal Health reported...
May 8, 2019 - 12:56pm
April 22, 2019
Merrifield deer farm closes, animals euthanized: Herd to be tested for CWD
A Merrifield deer farm that's repeatedly tested positive for chronic wasting disease is now closed following the euthanization of its herd. The...
April 22, 2019 - 9:23pm
April 3, 2019
No CWD found in deer tested so far near Merrifield
Chronic wasting disease dominated the conversation between Brainerd area Minnesota Department of Natural Resources wildlife management officials...
April 3, 2019 - 5:00am
March 31, 2019
Our Opinion: Do it right when it comes to CWD
While we wait on the results of chronic wasting disease testing on wild deer taken near Merrifield, it's encouraging to see the urgency with which local and state officials have responded to the potential problem. The ideal outcome would be that all testing for CWD would come back...
March 31, 2019 - 7:30am
March 27, 2019
Reader Opinion: Minnesota can be a national leader
In a recent op-ed in the Brainerd Dispatch, Minnesota State Rep. Josh Heintzeman asserted that "Minnesota can be a national leader on CWD." Minnesota has a plentiful deer population and supports a thriving hunting sport, but, unfortunately, is within the crosshairs of a natural malady...
March 27, 2019 - 5:30am
March 18, 2019
Four deer shot by wildlife damage specialists
Nate Thom, Brainerd area Department of Natural Resources assistant wildlife manager, checks the ear tags Monday, March 18, on four deer that...
March 18, 2019 - 6:00pm
Guest Opinion: Minnesota can be a national leader on CWD
Like many area residents, I was extremely concerned when the DNR revealed last month that a wild deer in Crow Wing County had tested positive...
March 18, 2019 - 7:30am
Has CWD spread in Crow Wing County? Disease specialists working to find out
MERRIFIELD—A new step in the process meant to survey the scope of the potential spread of chronic wasting disease among Crow Wing County's...
March 18, 2019 - 7:00am
March 14, 2019
Reader Opinion: That's not our hunting heritage
Everybody is a hunter. Some scout and hunt the fields, woods and wetlands of this country. Others scout and hunt in the concrete isles of the areas markets. If food is the quest of a hunt a question needs to be asked as to why it is necessary to domesticate deer and elk. Is it...
March 14, 2019 - 5:30am
March 7, 2019
Minnesota deer farmers fear they'll be cast as 'villain' in talks about beating fatal disease
ST. PAUL -- As state lawmakers took up their first conversations about re-writing state law to stop the spread of a deadly disease in deer, cervid...
March 7, 2019 - 2:12pm
March 6, 2019
Deer farmer owner challenges CWD allegations, says DNR's off the mark
MERRIFIELD—Frustrations boiled over during a tense meeting between Minnesota Department of Natural Resources spokespeople and concerned...
March 6, 2019 - 7:00am
March 5, 2019
DNR meeting: Residents butt heads over deer farm's culpability in CWD's spread
MERRIFIELD—"Hey, Lou!" a man shouted from the back. "What came first? The CWD, or the deer farms?" Lou Cornicelli, a wildlife researcher...
March 5, 2019 - 7:00am