Ditch spraying on county roads starts May 24

The Beltrami County Highway department will soon begin roadside ditch spraying along county roads.

Starting May 24, selective herbicides will be used that control brush and noxious weeds such as spotted knapweed, thistle, tansy, and wild parsnip.

The herbicides reportedly allow grass to grow, but landowners who do not want spray adjacent to their property must place “begin of no spray” and “end of no spray” signs at the beginning and end segments of the adjacent ditch.

These signs must be clearly visible to the spraying contractor.

A map of the roads scheduled to be subject to this herbicide treatment is available on the Beltrami County website.

The herbicide is fully approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Questions and concerns can be directed to the Highway Department at 333-8173.

County roads to be sprayed:

•CR #13

•CR #15

•CR #20

•CR #21

•CR #22 from CR #15 East to CR #39

•CR #23 from HWY 71 to CR #32

•CR #27 from CR #20 to CR #22

•CR #29•CR #31 •CR #32 from HWY 89 to CR #23

•CR #43

•CR #55

•CR #57

•CR #200

•CR #201

•CR #202

•CR #203

•CR #300

•CR #305

•CR #307


Larissa Donovan is the News Director for the stations of Paul Bunyan Broadcasting and has been, almost without interruption, since Election Day 2016. She covers events and issues in north-central Minnesota, which include local government, crime, courts, education, environment, and social issues. She studied communications at Bemidji State University and received her degree in 2018. Larissa, native to the great state of New York, grew up in Bemidji and enjoys spending her spare time with her son Logan, daughter Brigid, and pets Vincent and Piper. She also loves reading, Star Trek, and gardening... badly.

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