abc
QUICK LINKS:

Public Comment Period on Proposed Gypsy Moth Quarantine Extended

Created: 02/11/2014 11:05 PM WDIO.com

Previous Coverage: Gypsy Moth Quarantine Proposed for Lake and Cook Counties

The public comment period on a proposed quarantine to slow the spread of gypsy moths in Lake and Cook Counties was extended Tuesday.

Lumber industry leaders fear the quarantine would make their wood unusable and take a cut out of business.

But state officials say it's a necessary step to stop the invasive pest from ruining our forests.

If you would like to weigh in, public comments are now being accepted until March 12th.

The quarantine is scheduled to go into effect April 30th.

By email:

gypsy.moth@state.mn.us.

By mail:

Minnesota Department of Agriculture

Gypsy Moth Quarantine Comments

625 Robert St. N., St. Paul, MN 55155

For more information, click here.

Front Page

  • Superior Police: Officer's Use of Force Justified

    The Superior Police Department says an internal investigation has found an officer's use of force was justified in an arrest seen on a controversial dashcam video.  However, the officer was given a 10-hour unpaid suspension for "vulgar and unprofessional" communication during the arrest.

  • Johnston Investigation Concludes Five Allegations Substantiated

    An investigation into allegations that a Duluth school board member threatened the district's superintendent and other board members concludes that five of six claims are warranted. A 67-page report details the allegations against school board member Art Johnston released to Eyewitness News on Friday.

  • Denfeld High School Debuts In-School Food Pantry, Clothes Closet

    A new program at Denfeld High School in Duluth aimed at making sure students don't go hungry or without clothes, made its debut on Friday. The Hunter Hut food pantry and clothes closet is the first of its kind in an eight-county radius because it gives students the chance to shop for free groceries and clothing right at school....

  • Rice Lake Township Makes Moves To Become a City

    After the City of Duluth brought up the idea of annexing Rice Lake Township, township leaders are continuing their efforts to turn the township into a city. 

  • Washburn Co. Sheriff: Concrete Damaging Tires on Hwy. 53

    The Washburn County Sheriff's Office says five vehicles have suffered tire and wheel damage due to concrete problems on U.S. Highway 53.  Sheriff Terry Dryden said county highway workers are checking to see what can be done.

 
Advertisement