A little bug can do a lot of damage – which is why the city of Burnsville recently approved a plan to protect a portion of the city’s trees from the invasive emerald ash borer.
A miserable start to spring planting for Minnesota farmers has greatly improved with a stretch of better weather.
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.
Skies turned dark and the rain came down in torrents as severe storms rumbled across eastern Minnesota and western Wisconsin.
The storms sparked numerous severe thunderstorm warnings and some tornado warnings as they advanced from south to north Sunday, though there were no confirmed touchdowns.
Lawmakers passed a $15.7-billion spending package for public schools and Governor Dayton is expected to sign it.
The spending bill increases spending for schools by a half-billion dollars from the last legislative budget two years ago.
As the ice comes off more Minnesota lakes, safety officials are highlighting Saturday's start to National Safe Boating Week.
The St. Paul District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says the best thing a person can do to stay safe on the water is to wear a life vest or personal flotation device.
Attention baby boomers - have you been tested for hepatitis C lately?
The Minnesota Department of Health is reminding people born from 1945 through 1965 to be tested for hepatitis C. The reminder comes for national hepatitis awareness month.
Currently, about 39,000 people statewide are living with the virus.
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