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Pope Co. Woman Is State’s 1st West Nile Case Of 2014

A Pope County woman has become Minnesota’s first confirmed case of West Nile virus this season. She was diagnosed with the virus on Aug. 2, according to David Nietzel with the Minnesota Department of Health. He says most often people can have it and not know it.

08/22/2014

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Health Watch: New Vaccine Developed Against Mosquito Born Illness

A new vaccine against a virus spread by mosquitos is showing promise in early tests. The virus is called Chikungunya. It showed up in the U.S. for the first time this year and can cause debilitating joint pain.

08/16/2014

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Mosquito Population ‘Explodes’ After Holiday Weekend

Now that the weather’s getting nice, Minnesota’s most common pest is popping out. The Metropolitan Mosquito Control District said over the Memorial Day weekend there was an explosion in the mosquito population.

05/28/2014

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Mosquitoes Are Worse This Summer In Some Parts

The tiny mosquito all too often has man on the run. And this summer, it seems even worse than usual. Experts say it’s been a buggier-than-normal summer in many places around the U.S. because of a combination of drought, heavy rain and heat.

08/20/2013

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Pilot Remembered As Loving Dad After Dying In Crash

Mosquito control helicopters have stopped flying after a pilot died Wednesday in a crash. Mike Kramer, 44, leaves behind a wife and two young children. Kramer’s brother, David, will be picking up extra uncle duties.

06/20/2013

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Heavy Spring Rains A Perfect Recipe For Mosquito Surge

A late spring, mixed with rain, standing water and cool temperatures have spawned billions of mosquitoes.

06/16/2013

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Short Mosquito Season Squishes West Nile Threat

Mosquitoes are not exactly the sign of spring that most of us look for.

05/08/2013

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Mosquito Squad’s Business Booming, Eliminating Pests

Pests kept creeping in on Greg Levendoski’s fun, until he heard about the Mosquito Squad.

07/03/2012

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Mosquito Control: ‘Unprecedented’ Year

The mosquito season is in full swing.

07/02/2012

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Mosquito Control Working To Calm The Season’s Spike

With all the rain we had last week, you’d expect a spike in mosquitos. But the mosquito control folks are doing their best to keep them in check.

06/26/2012

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Good Question: ‘Reply All’ Songs And Mosquito Bites

Why is the national anthem played before sporting events? And what causes the bump you get from a mosquito bite?

06/08/2012

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Mosquito Control Working To Ease The Biting Blues

The whirling sound of a helicopter’s blades in your neighborhood may mean you will be spared from those itchy, red bites this spring and summer.

04/04/2012

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Citywide Mosquito Spraying Planned In Moorhead

Moorhead residents have been slapping a lot of mosquitoes lately. So officials plan to spray citywide to control the bloodthirsty pests.

07/28/2011

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After Heavy Rains, Mosquito Control Combats Pest Population

A plan of attack has been made to combat the large amount of mosquitoes swooping into Anoka, Washington, Hennepin and Carver counties after the season’s heavy rains.

06/25/2011

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