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.
Minnesota Department of Agriculture
Gypsy Moth Quarantine Comments
625 Robert St. N., St. Paul, MN 55155
For more information, click here.
Update: Teen Killed in Douglas Co. Crash
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U of M Reaches Milestone with Ash River Neutrino Detector
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Democrats Vying for Wisconsin's 25th Senate District Talk Mining
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