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A graphic from the Pesticide Action Network shows data collected at 19 sites in central Minnesota near potato fields.

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Carol Ashley has frequently been exposed to pesticide drift near Park Rapids for the last 15 years ago.

"Living near potato fields, I've frequently been exposed to pesticide drift in the last 15 years or so," said Ashley, a member of Minnesotans for Pesticide Awareness. "One type of pesticide wipes me out so that I can barely move for days. I have to struggle to breathe."


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Anna Erickson
Anna Erickson is editor of the Wadena Pioneer Journal.
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