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Chronic wasting disease response efforts highlighted during deer season opener
The long-term health of the state’s wild deer depends on collective Minnesota actionAs deer hunters gear up for the firearms season that opens statewide this weekend, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is highlighting the importance of everyone’s compliance with regulations related to chronic wasting disease in wild deer.
“CWD is relatively rare in Minnesota, and we want to keep it that way for all of the Minnesotans who want our deer population to stay healthy,” said Michelle Carstensen, DNR wildlife health program supervisor. “This neurological disease is always fatal when contracted by deer. Acting now is our best chance to keep CWD contained and maintain our wild deer population’s health long-term.”
CWD affects the cervid family, which includes deer, elk and moose. It is spread through direct contact with an infected animal’s saliva, urine, blood, feces, antler velvet or carcass. There is no vaccine or treatment for this disease.
Swatara Man Charged with Murder of Outing Woman
The Aitkin County Sheriff’s office announced Thursday, November 7, 2019 that Joshua Emil Karjala was arraigned on one count of Felony Murder in the 2nd Degree in the strangulation death of Michelle Mary Mae, age 35 of Outing, MN.Download your copy of the Northland Press Veterans Day Section
The arraignment happened in District Court of the 9th Judicial District, Aitkin County, MN. Judge David F. Hermerding set unconditional bail in the amount of $5,000,000 or conditional release in the amount of $2,000,000 bond and $500,000 cash bail.
On October 4, 2019, upon location of missing person Michelle Mae’s 2004 Jeep Liberty, investigation and searches began. Mae’s vehicle was transported to the BCA for processing.
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