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Legislators vow to stop spread of chronic wasting disease in deer

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The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources reported this week that it has detected the state's first ever case of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) in a wild deer.

A deer harvested by a hunter in November 2010 near Pine Island is showing strong indications of CWD in early screening tests, the DNR reports.

The National Veterinary Services Laboratory in Ames, Iowa has yet to confirm the preliminary diagnosis.

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