Before mosquitos have time to hatch, help is on the way for Minnesotans.
The Metropolitan Mosquito Control District began helicopter treatments on Tuesday. The state is home to over 50 different mosquito species. The helicopters will treat around 1,500 acres of large breeding sites to prevent larvae from growing into biting adults.
SouthWest Transit will be giving out free White Spruce seedlings to riders in celebration of Earth Day on Tuesday.
The seedlings will be given at four stations: Highway 212 and Technology Drive in Eden Prairie, Highway 212 and Highway 101 in Chanhassen, 500 Market St. in Chanhassen, and Highway 212 and Highway 41 in Chaska.
Some Minnesota clinics have come up with a simple prescription for improving their patients' health: food.
Research shows hungry children are hospitalized more often. They're at higher risk for developmental problems. Their mothers are more likely to be depressed. Yet hunger rarely comes up when those families see a doctor.