Minnesota agriculture officials have modified the state quarantine issued in Hennepin, Ramsey and Houston counties designed to slow the spread of the emerald ash borer (EAB) tree pest. A temporary emergency quarantine was established in June when EAB was discovered in or near these counties.
Two Alexandria girls escaped a near drowning Thursday morning.
According to the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, Chelsea Lane, 13, and Nicole Currier, 8, were swimming in the Lake Cowdry-Darling channel when the current overtook both of them shortly before 11 a.m.
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