The spread of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) in Minnesota's deer population continues as the DNR says that 12 more white-tailed deer in Beltrami County have tested positive for the deadly disease.

The 12 infected deer were part of a farmed deer herd in Beltrami County.  This is the same herd that had its first positive CWD sample found in a 3-year-old doe in April.

After discovering the infected deer the USDA "depopulated" (euthanized) the remaining 54 deer in the herd, with each deer then being tested for CWD.

The DNR says the chain of infection in Beltrami County can be linked to infected deer from Winona County.