Sponsored By
An organization or individual has paid for the creation of this work but did not approve or review it.

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

Council grandfathers in pet duck in Ulen

ULEN, Minn. - City council members voted 3-1 on Tuesday night to allow a pet duck to be grandfathered into a new city animal ordinance. The ordinance - passed in December - prohibits farm animals including ducks as pets unless they are kept on pr...

ULEN, Minn. - City council members voted 3-1 on Tuesday night to allow a pet duck to be grandfathered into a new city animal ordinance.

The ordinance - passed in December - prohibits farm animals including ducks as pets unless they are kept on property 10 acres or larger.

Monika Spitzmiller asked Ulen city leaders to allow her duck - named Houdini - to stay because it already lived there for more than two years. The city accommodated other residents affected by the ordinance change.

Under the approval, Spitzmiller must get a license for the duck and provide the city with proof from a veterinarian that it is in good health, Mayor Gordon Nichols said.

What To Read Next
Host Bryan Piatt is joined by Matt Entz, head coach of the North Dakota State Bison football team, to discuss the pressures of leading the program and how mental health is addressed with his players.
Artificial intelligence can now act as an artist or a writer. Does that mean AI is ready to play doctor? Many institutions, including Mayo Clinic, believe that AI is ready to become a useful tool.
Columnist Carol Bradley Bursack lists the various reason why some older adults may begin to shuffle as they age.
The Buffalo Bills safety who suffered a cardiac arrest on Monday Night Football in January is urging people to learn how to save lives the way his was saved.