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Balmy weather buzzkill: Early spring brings out the bugs

Published 04/04/2012, Star Tribune, Minneapolis (MCT)

Ticks and mosquitoes compete with over-stressed trees for attention this year
The mild winter and early spring have kicked off an atypical growing season: It’s producing a bumper crop of unusual problems, including an outbreak of early-season ticks and mosquitoes and overstressed trees and gardens that could fall victim to ailments never before seen this far north.

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