Properly dispose of Christmas greenery to avoid invasive specie infestations

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture is reminding Minnesotans to properly dispose of their Christmas trees and other holiday greenery to avoid the spread of invasive species. According to a release, a pest of concern includes the elongate hemlock scale, a small insect from the East Coast where many decorative Fraser firs are grown. This insect…


DNR reporting varying ice thickness across state and is urging caution

Some parts of Minnesota have already seen anglers venturing out onto the lakes, but with the widely varied weather this month which has included rain, snow, and swinging temperatures, ice conditions are a bit unpredictable this year. “The week between Christmas and New Year’s is typically the kickoff of the ‘wheelhouse season,’ and we anticipate…

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