Fungus linked to deadly bat disease found in two Minnesota parks

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Four Minnesota bats have been found with the fungus associated with white-nose syndrome, a debilitating condition that has killed millions of bats in the eastern United States.

Officials with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources confirmed last week that bats carrying the fungus linked to the syndrome had been discovered in two state parks, hundreds of miles apart: Forestville/Mystery Cave State Park in southeastern Minnesota and Soudan Underground Mine State Park north of Duluth.

The Daily Circuit examines the impact of the disease and what its discovery might mean for Minnesota.

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