Ticks

The three types of ticks in Minnesota that are known to cause diseases: The lone star tick (upper left), the American dog tick aka wood tick (upper right) and the blacklegged tick aka deer tick (bottom right).

If there was ever a year to check for ticks, this is it

It's shaping up to be a bad year for ticks in Minnesota.

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Minnesota boy diagnosed with rare tick-borne disease

The boy is believed to have contracted the disease from a tick in the Buffalo area.