turkeys

Avian flu in Minnesota turkey flock not a risk to public

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Health officials say a strain of avian flu confirmed in a commercial turkey flock in southern Minnesota does not pose a risk to the public and there are no food safety concerns for consumers. The state Board of Animal Health says routine testing discovered low pathogenic avian influenza at a farm in Kandiyohi County. The board…

Social Distancing: Turkey Trot For Two

Watch The Moment Two Lonesome Turkeys Find Kindred Spirits In Each Other

  The next big holiday is Thanksgiving. It’s coming up three weeks from today. But this turkey story I’m about to share won’t end up on someone’s dinner table. Fun animal vids are great to watch while you’re socially distancing. My friend at the Hawkes Homestead animal rescue near New Rockford recently brought in a turkey. They already had one…

Social Distancing: Turkeys Gone Wild

Plus, More Local Art Honoring Health Care Workers

  I’ve really valued my afternoon runs during this pandemic. It’s a chance to forget all the doom and gloom headlines, get some fresh air, and stay fit in a way that’s pretty easy to maintain social distancing. Unless you run across a gang of these hooligans. I see a lot of turkeys when I run, but this was the…

Social Distancing: Turkeys Don’t Care About The Rules

In Which I Catch A Flock Of Turkeys Flaunting Social Distancing Guidelines

  Apparently not everyone is getting the social distancing memo this morning here in the metro. I think they’re just being bird-brained. A flock of turkeys took a stroll right outside my window yesterday afternoon. At least they gave me a bit of a show, but they were NOT practicing social distancing. Look at them! There’s five turkeys right next…

Moorhead Holding Public Forum to Discuss Wild Turkeys

The Minnesota DNR will be available for questions.

MOORHEAD, Minn.–Moorhead city officials are holding a public forum to gather input for a comprehensive turkey management plan on January 8 at 7 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chambers. The City says the purpose of the forum is to collect information and hear from stakeholders as to what should be done with the flock of wild turkeys that often…

More Wildlife on the Metro’s Roadways: Biologist Explains Why

Mild winters, city expansion and seasonal breeding are just a few of the reasons for more inner-city wildlife

MOORHEAD, Minn. — ¬†Locals are noticing more wildlife along our roads and in our neighborhoods. “I have my cat out there with me and he’s chasing all these rabbits, squirrels, and birds,” said¬†Scott Wieber of South Fargo. “He’s got a few and I had to take them out of his mouth.” Badgers, Canada geese and turkeys seem to be on…