Last month, amid rising fears that Minnesota's whitetail deer population may be infected with chronic wasting disease, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources held a public meeting in the northern Minnesota town of Aitkin. The goal, according to DNR communications director Dennis Stauffer, was simple: to give deer hunters "the most up-to-date information" on CWD, a little-understood and invariably fatal brain-destroying illness that is related to that most notorious of modern scourges, the dreaded... More >>>