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Mosquitoes, ticks in higher numbers this summer

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BEMIDJI — The late arrival of spring, an increase in moisture and steady warming trends has Elizabeth Schiffman, a Minnesota Department of Health epidemiologist, worried about the impending rise in mosquito and tick populations around Minnesota.

"We have already been seeing a lot of pest mosquitoes this year," Schiffman said. "It’s really hard to predict mosquito patterns."

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