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Sharpshooters kill nearly 1,000 deer in northwestern Minnesota

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Sharpshooters have killed nearly 1,000 deer in northwestern Minnesota as part of an effort to stop the spread of bovine tuberculosis in cattle.

The Department of Natural Resources says federal and private sharpshooters -- shooting from the ground and a helicopter -- killed 962 deer. The sharpshooting started in February and ended Friday.

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