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Gypsy moths gain foothold in northeastern Minnesota

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Northeastern Minnesota is the central battleground this year in the state's war against tree-eating gypsy moths.

"We're seeing a big increase in the number of moths caught in our monitoring traps," Minnesota Department of Agriculture spokesman Michael Schommer said. "That's a concern. We are seeing an increase in the infestation in Minnesota, particularly in the northeastern corner of Minnesota."

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