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May 31, 2007

Fifth Annual Symposium on Small Towns

The U of M Morris’s Center for Small Towns is hosting its fifth annual symposium on June 5th and 6th. David Fluegel, program specialist for the center, explains how these public events bring together community members to solve problems facing rural Minnesotans.

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Posted by dswain at 4:01 PM

May 28, 2007

Preventing Dog Bites

Dog bites continue to make news in Minnesota, but they can be avoided. Petra Mertens, professor of veterinary medicine at the U, explains why dog bites occur and how to prevent them.

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Posted by dorovic at 8:25 AM

May 21, 2007

Watch out for ticks!

May through July is tick season in Minnesota. Ticks are not only a nuisance, but can transmit infections such as Lyme disease. Russell Johnson, professor of microbiology at the University of Minnesota, tells us how to avoid the tiny pests.

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Posted by dorovic at 8:33 AM

May 14, 2007

Get your cabin ready!

It’s cabin season, Minnesota! So what do you need to do again to get that cabin ready for a summer of fun? Renee Pardello with University of Minnesota Extension tells us.

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Posted by dorovic at 8:19 AM

May 7, 2007

Emerald Ash Borer Threat

Exotic beetles called Emerald Ash Borers were discovered in firewood from Illinois sold in Minnesota stores last week. University of Minnesota entomologist Jeff Hahn tells us about the insects and why they present a threat to Minnesota's ash trees.

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Posted by dorovic at 8:05 AM