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President Don Schiefelbein of the Minnesota Cattlemen's Association joins in a Wednesday celebration over the state's cattle being declared TB free. Others at the Capitol announcement included, from left, cattleman Steven Brake of Wilmont, Sen. Doug Magnus of Slayton and Rep. Rod Hamilton of Mountain Lake.

Cattle TB restrictions over, opening national markets

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ST. PAUL -- Minnesota cattle producers faced six emotional and financially challenging years, but now they celebrate a re-opening of markets nationwide after the state has been declared free of bovine tuberculosis.


Gov. Mark Dayton Wednesday issued a proclamation proclaiming TB free day for the state's cattle industry after 58 herds were destroyed and 800,000 animals tested.

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