In an effort to stop the transmission of recently discovered Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) in southeastern Minnesota, the DNR is banning all feeding in four counties around Pine Island. Those counties are Dodge, Goodhue, Olmsted and Wabasha and the Star Tribune  has a brief write up on the new regulations.
It will be illegal to place or have food out that is capable of attracting wild deer. People who feed birds or small mammals must find ways to do so without attracting deer, such as keeping the food at least 6 feet above ground.
The DNR has posted an informational site  that explains CWD and what is being done to combat the disease in Minnesota.