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Virus kills cormorants, other waterbirds in southern Minnesota

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LITCHFIELD - Hundreds of double-crested cormorants and ring-billed gulls on Pigeon Lake in Meeker County and Minnesota Lake in Faribault County have died from an avian virus suspected to be Newcastle disease, according to the Minnesota DNR).

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Final laboratory test results are expected later this month, said Erika Butler, DNR wildlife veterinarian.

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