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Tree-killing ash borer makes the jump to Minnesota

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A tree-killing insect that experts fear could wipe out millions of ash trees in the Northland has arrived in Minnesota.

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture on Thursday said the emerald ash borer was found in St. Paul near the intersection of state Highway 280 and Interstate 94, the first confirmed sighting in the state. It came after a tree service suspected the insect Wednesday and called state officials.

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