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To help prevent tree loss caused by oak wilt disease, Minnesota homeowners and forest landowners should avoid pruning or wounding oak trees from now through early summer.

In Youth Teaching Youth, 4-H teens help younger students build the skills to make wise choices when they confront issues including internet safety, alcohol and other substances. In the April 13 edition, St. Paul Pioneer Press reporter Mary Divine takes a look at how 4-H'ers bring this program to life in Washington County.

Strong prices and lower costs brought record profits to many Minnesota livestock farmers in 2014, while crop producers saw earnings deteriorate for the second consecutive year.

Farmers and landowners have until the end of March 31 to make their choices under the 2014 Farm Bill.

No the matter level of household income, committing to saving can help individuals and families gain better control of their finances. During America Saves Week, the University of Minnesota Extension offers these steps to help make saving achievable.

About one-half of Minnesota residents vacation in the state, and 78 percent said they plan to spend as much or more of their money on leisure travel in 2015 as they did 2014, a new survey by the University of Minnesota Tourism Center reveals.

Due to high demand, University of Minnesota Extension and the Farm Service Agency will offer seven educational seminars to help crops producers choose options necessitated by the 2014 Farm Bill programs.

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