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Ag department finds encouraging results using new detection method for emerald ash borer

April 22, 2012 in Alexandria Echo Press

The results of a new study looking for emerald ash borer (EAB) in Minnesota is noteworthy and somewhat surprising, scientists say. The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) recently finished the first year of a three-year EAB and EAB biological control detection study. Continue Reading

New detection method for emerald ash borer shows good news

April 22, 2012 in Alexandria Echo Press

The results of a new study looking for emerald ash borer (EAB) in Minnesota is noteworthy and somewhat surprising, scientists say. The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) recently finished the first year of a three-year EAB and EAB biological control detection study. Continue Reading

Ag experts use new methods to detect emerald ash borer

December 12, 2011 in Alexandria Echo Press

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) has teamed up with five metro area cities, the University of Minnesota and the U.S. Forest Service to better detect new infestations of emerald ash borer (EAB). Continue Reading

Minnesota’s Winona County latest with emerald ash borer confirmed

August 26, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The Winona County infestation is in the Great River Bluffs State Park near Dakota. A new Houston County detection is in Veterans Park in La Crescent.
The two new sites are eight miles apart. Continue Reading

Ag department confirms emerald ash borer infestation in Shoreview, Minn.

July 24, 2011 in Alexandria Echo Press

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) confirmed an emerald ash borer infestation in an ash tree in a Shoreview residential neighborhood Friday. The infestation was discovered after the property owner noticed signs of a potential infestation and contacted the City of Shoreview. City officials then called MDA. Continue Reading

Online registration for Kandiyohi County parks to be tested in 2011

October 19, 2010 in West Central Tribune

WILLMAR A pilot project next year will test the viability of allowing people to register at Kandiyohi County parks on the Web.
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Minnesota to use wasps to fight emerald ash borer

September 21, 2010 in West Central Tribune

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Minnesota is about to unleash a new weapon in its fight to slow the spread of the emerald ash borer. Continue Reading

Session offers advice about emerald ash borers

August 29, 2010 in Alexandria Echo Press

The emerald ash borer is headed your way. What are you going to do? Continue Reading

Dustup over group’s charge that coal ash from Big Stone plant contaminating area

August 26, 2010 in West Central Tribune

BIG STONE COUNTY A public interest group is charging that heavy metals and chemicals are leaching from coal ash stored at the Big Stone power plant near Milbank, S.D., and contaminating groundwater at the site.
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