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.
Minneapolis Public Schools providing free summer meals, snacks
The summer meal program began Monday.
St. Michael standoff suspect charged, bail set at $10 million
A judge on Monday set the high bail due to "very significant concerns of public safety" regarding Brandon Gardas.
Crisp & Green opening 13th store in Twin Cities in July
The fast-casual salad and grains restaurant has exploded onto the food scene.
Twins to host post-game concert with country star at Target Field
Country singer Cole Swindell is expected to perform for up to 75 minutes after the conclusion of the Blue Jays-Twins contest.
Canton Restaurant closes after nearly 40 years in Burnsville
It's the end of an era in the Twin Cities restaurant world.
Luck strikes in Minnesota: lottery winners in Duluth, Grand Marais
The North Shore just so happened to be a lucky place to be this past weekend.
60-year-old woman arrested after firing shots inside Spicer home
SWAT evacuated nearby residents during the incident.
Florida Georgia Line booked to play at the Minnesota State Fair
The band is the second country music act to be booked this year.
State tries new ways to fight Emerald Ash Borers
Minnesota officials are entering their fourth year of battling Emerald Ash Borer in a desperate attempt to save the state's nearly 1 billion ash trees. The Pioneer Press reports on some not-so-traditional methods employed by the department of agriculture to stop the exotic beetle. One interesting method involves gluing several dead Emerald Ash Borers to a leaf and leaving them by the Mississipi River in hopes that a male will come by to mate and get stuck.
MDA enlisting dogs to detect emerald ash borer
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture is hoping trained detection dogs will help locate ash trees infested with the invasive beetles. The organization Working Dogs for Conservation claims to have found encouraging results in training dogs to find emerald ash borers.
Emerald ash borer study offers some surprising results
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture says they found fewer infested trees than expected in Minnesota's initial infestation area. Scientists conducting the branch sampling study also noticed fewer green beetles in the affected trees.
Effort to slow the spread of the emerald ash borer continues in Minnesota
MPR reports the Department of Agriculture will start hanging about 6,500 purple traps next week throughout the state. The beetle has already killed and infested millions of ash trees across the country, including several hundred in the Twin Cities metro.
Stingless wasps to be released in Winona County to fight ash borers
The wasps will be released in Great River Bluffs State Park in Winona County, where a recent borer infestation was reported. The state has released the wasps on four separate occasions since the pest was first discovered in 2009.
Ash borer infests trees near historic Summit Avenue in St. Paul
City workers are cutting down the old-growth trees in hopes of stopping the pest from spreading even farther. The city has already chopped down hundreds of infected trees this year.
State officials to release stingless wasps in St. Paul to combat ash borer
Agriculture officials hope the insects -- a natural enemy of the ash borer -- will help combat a newly discovered infestation of the pest near the city's historic Summit Avenue.
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