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Wednesday, June 19th, 2024

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Wednesday, June 19th, 2024

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Sportsmen Since 1967

Amid dry and hot conditions, dog owners told to be aware of blue-green algae during hunts

August heat and persistently dry conditions in much of Minnesota have led officials to warn dog owners – in particular, hunters – to be aware that blue-green algae, toxic to canines, could be a bigger problem than usual this year. (Photo courtesy of Isanti Soil and Water Conservation District)

The dog days of summer are here, and Minnesota officials are warning dog owners to be mindful of blue-green algae poisoning, which can be lethal to canines.
State officials say recent hot weather coupled with ongoing drought conditions throughout the state have created what one official called peak conditions for an outbreak in state lakes and other bodies of water, including wetlands. The harmful algal blooms – HABs – which often resemble pea soup or spilled green paint or mats of green scum, are linked to illness in humans and animals.

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