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Legislature says yes to bovine aid

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The House unanimously approved a bill aiding cattle farmers in an area of northwestern Minnesota where cattle are infected with bovine tuberculosis.

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The bill establishes a zone in the area where 11 cattle herds have been affected by TB.

It also authorizes a $500-per-animal state payment for cattle within that zone. Cattle would be slaughtered later this year to prevent the disease from spreading and no cattle will be allowed on that land until approved by the state.

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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.
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