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State, cities step up fight against emerald ash borer

Kare 11 reports crews will be lopping off tree branches and stripping bark on trees in six metro cities to find early signs of the pest.
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Kare 11 reports crews will be lopping off tree branches and stripping bark on trees in six metro cities to find early signs of the pest.

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