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Two Bemidji city councilors said Tuesday that Sam Kvale's free-range chicken farm at 1227 Norton Ave. N.W. was the cleanest chicken ranch they had ever seen. But Kvale was still given 24 hours to remove his 100 chickens from the Bemidji city limits due to concerns about a neighbor's health. Submitted Photo

Bemidji City Council: Chickens given 24 hours

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The health of a Bemidji resident was paramount.

The Bemidji City Council on Tuesday voted 4-2 to require Sam Kvale to remove his flock of 100 chickens from the city limits within 24 hours.

Kvale was granted a livestock permit in July that allowed for the maintaining of 100 chickens at 1227 Norton Ave. N.W.

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