Dayton Declares State of Emergency Over Bird Flu

State of Emergency Declared Over Bird Flu in Minnesota

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton has declared a state of emergency over a bird flu outbreak that’s killed millions of birds in the state’s poultry industry.

The governor’s order activates an emergency operations plan to support the state response to the epidemic.

It also calls for National Guard personnel to be ordered to duty as needed, but it wasn’t immediately clear whether any personnel would be mobilized.

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