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Good Question – ‘Reply All’: Sandbags, Fair Food & Ash Trees

Emily from St. Cloud wants to know what happens to all the sandbags after the flooding is over? If the sand isn’t contaminated with floodwater, it can be used as fill for things like playgrounds and sidewalks. But in most cases, the sand is contaminated.

06/27/2014

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Mpls. To Remove 40K Ash Trees To Combat Borer

Over the next eight years, Minneapolis will remove 40,000 ash trees from parks and boulevards, part of a $9-million initiative that began in January to eliminate the emerald ash borer. The beetle has killed millions of trees in the U.S., and has invaded neighborhoods across the Twin Cities. Ralph Sievert, director of forestry for the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board, says the idea is to phase them out over a period of time.

03/11/2014

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Minn. Reports Success Against Emerald Ash Borers

Minnesota officials reported success Wednesday in the battle to slow the spread of emerald ash borers, saying stingless wasps released in Great River Bluffs State Park near Winona two years ago are reproducing, which is evidence they’re attacking the destructive tree pests.

12/11/2013

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Don’t Let The Emerald Ash Borer Follow You To The Cabin

Before you head to the cabin this 4th of July, the Minneapolis Park Board has an important message. Do not bring any wood you may have chopped from downed trees. They say this is imperative in their fight to stop the spread of Emerald Ash Borer.

06/27/2013

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Dayton Proclaims Emerald Ash Borer Awareness Week

Gov. Mark Dayton has proclaimed this week Emerald Ash Borer Awareness Week in Minnesota. The designation is part of a nationwide effort to raise awareness of the destructive nature of the tree pests, and to spread the word about the “three P’s of EAB” — Prepare, Protect, and Plant.

05/21/2013

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Officials Warn Against Pruning Ash Trees

Minneapolis officials are warning homeowners against pruning their ash trees.

05/03/2013

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3 New EAB Infestations Confirmed

Three new emerald ash borer infestations have been confirmed – one in Minneapolis, and two in St. Paul, says the Minnesota Department of Agriculture.

02/01/2013

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Good Question: ‘Reply All’ Cold Weather Edition

Jason DeRusha replies to your cold weather questions.

01/24/2013

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Crews Removing 200 Ash Trees From Ft. Snelling Golf Club

An infestation of Emerald Ash Borer looks to dramatically alter the look of Fort Snelling Golf Club. Crews with the city’s Park and Recreations Board were scheduled to begin removing about 200 ash trees from the golf course on Monday.

01/14/2013

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New EAB Find In SE Minnesota

The emerald ash borer has found its way into La Crescent, Minn.

01/02/2013

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Minn. Plots Next Steps In Fight To Stop Tree Pest

Minnesota is plotting its next steps in the fight to stop the spread of emerald ash borers.

11/28/2012

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Researchers: Emerald Ash Borer Killing Wasp Is ‘Extremely Cold Tolerant’

At the University of Minnesota they’re studying small wasps to see if they’ll survive a Minnesota winter.

11/27/2012

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Invasive Species Experts To Meet In La Crosse

Experts will be gathering in La Crosse this week to share the latest information on invasive species.

10/29/2012

Rachel Slavik (left) and Liz Erickson laugh over taking first and second for their artistic butter creation. (credit: CBS)

Coming Up Just Short In The Celebrity Butter Carving Contest

The winner of Thursday’s Celebrity Butter Carving Contest at the Minnesota State Fair? WCCO’s very own, Rachel Slavik of course. She effortlessly churned out a replica TV and WCCO 4 logo for the title.

08/30/2012

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Emerald Ash Borer Infestation Found At Fort Snelling Course

The tree-killing pest – the emerald ash borer – has done serious damage to trees at a local golf course. A new case, the first in 2012, was discovered at Fort Snelling Golf Club near the airport in Hennepin County.

08/15/2012

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