Tick-borne illnesses gain ground
Deer ticks that cause Lyme disease and other ailments are moving north and west in Minnesota, and health officials say people should be on the lookout for the tiny critters now that spring is here.
In northwestern Minnesota, southern Beltrami County, southeastern Clearwater County, eastern Becker County and all of Hubbard and Cass counties now are considered high-risk areas for tick-borne diseases.
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