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Gypsy Moth Spraying Set For Duluth

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture is preparing to treat about 1,200 acres in Duluth to slow the spread of a gypsy moth infestation. Depending on the weather, officials are set to conduct the treatment on Thursday.

06/06/2014

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Climate Report Predicts More Extremes In Midwest

A report by the National Climate Assessment says a warming planet will worsen a series of weather trends already showing up across the Midwest. Look for more extremes: searing heat, late-spring freezes, floods and droughts across a region that includes Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa and Missouri.

05/06/2014

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DNR And MDHA Emergency Deer Feeding Program In Full-Swing

While it may appear to be a postcard perfect morning in the woods just north of McGregor, Minn. the long, tough winter has taken a toll on woods and the state’s whitetail deer. “There’s over three-feet of snow still in the woods,” volunteer Dan Guida said.

03/31/2014

The southwest corner of Karlstad, Minn. (credit: Mary Balzum)

Town Evacuated Over Wildfires In NW Minnesota

The Minnesota Inter Agency Fire Center is reporting that the town of Karlstad in northwestern Minnesota is being evacuated because of a growing wildfire. The town has 760 residents.

10/02/2012

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Wis. Cleaning Up Damaged Forests Due To Fire Risk

The view from a plane above Burnett County, Wis. shows vast, green forests. But splitting many of those forests in half are paths of downed trees. They are victims of a July 1 windstorm and a potential threat for fire.

09/01/2011

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Downed Timber Poses Fire Risk To Pine County Forests

Pine County’s St. Croix State Park on the banks of the St. Croix river is still a snarl of thousands of acres of twisted timber, which pose a fire risk.

07/29/2011

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Corps Of Engineers Seeks Comment On Forest Plan

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has developed a long-range plan for managing forest areas along the upper Mississippi River region. Now, the corps is asking for the public’s comments on the plan.

07/01/2011

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USDA Funds Research On Crops And Climate Change

The federal government is investing $60 million in three major studies on the effects of climate change on crops and forests to help ensure farmers and foresters can continue producing food and timber while trying to limit the impact of a changing environment.

03/21/2011

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