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News Release

April 12, 2007


Weed control measures planned for south shore of Lake Bemidji along Paul Bunyan Drive

     

Bemidji, Mn. - In an effort to control the spread of weeds along the south shore of Lake Bemidji and State Highway 197 (Paul Bunyan Drive), the Minnesota Department of Transportation (Mn/DOT), along with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (Mn/DNR), will be conducting a controlled burn beginning at around 1:00 p.m. on Friday, April 13th according to Larry Puchalski, Mn/DOT's District 2 Environmental Specialist.

Puchalski said the controlled burn will allow the ground to warm more quickly and green up sooner.

Puchalski added, "As new growth takes place, Mn/DOT will conduct periodic spot spraying on noxious weeds using herbicides recommended by the DNR."

Mn/DOT is advising drivers to keep alert when traveling through the area and to be prepared for any vehicles slowing down or making sudden stops.

    Contact:
Karen Bedeau
Public Affairs Coordinator
218/755-4086
 

District 2
Bemidji / Crookston
3920 Highway 2 West
Bemidji, MN 56601
Tel: 218/755-3800
Fax: 218/755-2028
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