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West Nile virus, Lyme disease can spoil summer fun

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WORTHINGTON -- While there have not yet been any reported cases of West Nile virus in Minnesota this summer season, it's bound to be an issue as people get outside and enjoy the long days of summer.

The Minnesota Department of Health is anticipating a surge in mosquito activity because of the wet spring and increase in standing water.

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Julie Buntjer
Julie Buntjer joined the Daily Globe newsroom in December 2003, after working more than nine years for weekly newspapers. A native of Worthington and graduate of Worthington High School, then-Worthington Community College and South Dakota State University, she has a bachelor's degree in agriculture journalism. At the Daily Globe, Julie covers the agricultural beat, as well as Nobles County government, watersheds, community news and feature stories. In her spare time, she enjoys needlework (cross-stitch and hardanger embroidery), reading, travel, fishing and spending time with family. Find more of her stories of farm life, family and various other tidbits at www.farmbleat.areavoices.com.
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