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April 15, 2019
A deer tick (left) and an American dog tick, more commonly known as a woodtick, are shown side by side for comparison in April 2010 at Turtle River State Park near Arvilla, N.D. With tick season at hand, the North Dakota Department of Health is recommending people take precautions. Brad Dokken / Forum News Service
Tick season is at hand; Take precautions to prevent bites and disease
April 15, 2019 - 5:31pm
May 6, 2018
Experts say using commercially available repellents, like permethrin for clothing and DEET for skin, is the most effective way to keep disease-carrying ticks from biting. Tests show both are safe at commercially available doses. Bob King / Forum News Service
Outdoors enthusiasts urged to practice tick bite prevention
May 6, 2018 - 8:00am
May 30, 2017
Suzanne Keithley-Myers enjoys walking with her husband William Myers near there home in Clover Valley. Keithley-Myers was diagnosed with an allergy is called alpha-gal after a tick bite. People that have alpha-gal allergies are allergic to carbohydrates that are found in red meat. Clint Austin / Forum News Service
Mammal malady
May 30, 2017 - 11:52am
May 17, 2017
The smaller tick that is dark in color is an adult male blacklegged tick, which is smaller and dark in color. An adult female blacklegged tick is red and dark brown.
Tick prevention tips
May 17, 2017 - 9:57am
Hubbard County residents face a high risk of tick-borne disease due to exposure to blacklegged ticks.
Powassan virus one of many diseases transmitted by deer ticks
May 17, 2017 - 9:54am
September 2, 2015
Talking ticks: Essentia Lunch and Learn
September 2, 2015 - 3:25pm
June 11, 2015
Centers for Disease Control statistician Becca Clark uses a drag cloth in Badoura Township to collect deer ticks, which will be sent to a laboratory to determine pathogens.
Hubbard County tick study underway
June 11, 2015 - 6:01am
May 28, 2015
Ticks are out, spreading diseases
May 28, 2015 - 8:38am
May 21, 2014
It's prime time for ticks in the Northland
May 21, 2014 - 8:17am
June 11, 2013
Tick-borne ailments down in 2012, Health Department says
June 11, 2013 - 9:52am
April 5, 2012
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Minnesota Health Department reports early beginning to tick-borne disease season
April 5, 2012 - 8:10am
March 30, 2012
Tick season has arrived
March 30, 2012 - 7:35am
A deer tick, left, is dwarfed by a regular wood tick. Brad Dokken / Forum Communications Co.
Minnesota reports first death from Powassan virus, a tick-borne disease
June 30, 2011 - 7:01am
June 8, 2011
Hubbard County is a high-risk zone for ticks
June 8, 2011 - 1:00pm
March 31, 2010
It took two veterinary assistants and Trooper John's owner to hold the animal down for his antibiotic shot. (Sarah Smith / Enterprise)
Tick-borne diseases crippling dogs
March 31, 2010 - 1:00pm