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ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Bird flu keeps spreading to Minnesota farms.

The Minnesota Board of Animal Health reported Thursday that two more flocks have a presumptive positive test for the virus.

One flock is made up of commercial egg-laying chickens and is located in Renville County, the second detection in that county. Meeker County reports its ninth detection, this time in a commercial turkey flock.

If those cases are confirmed, Minnesota's total number of farms hit by bird flu would grow to 87.

Not counting the two newest cases, Minnesota producers have lost more than 5.7 million turkeys and chickens to the disease.

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