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Tips for Hardy Gardeners: weeds are exploding this year. Boom.

©Bret Thiele/Duluth-Area Backyard Gardeners

Tom Kasper says the rain and warm temperatures mean weeds are exploding this year (metaphorically speaking), and there are several options to choose from when it comes to getting rid of them.

They range in effort and lethality from burning, to chemicals to good old yanking-them-out-by-the-roots, but the good news is,  you've got access to advice and opinons in your pocket.

On Facebook, Tom recommends Duluth-Area Backyard Gardenerswhen you need a spot of quick advice. 

And here are some randomly-selected articles recommending various plant-identification apps:

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Lisa Johnson started her broadcast career anchoring the television news at her high school and spinning country music at KWWK/KOLM Radio in Rochester, Minnesota. She was a reporter and news anchor at KTHI in Fargo, ND (not to mention the host of a children's program called "Lisa's Lane") and a radio reporter and anchor in Moorhead, Bismarck, Wahpeton and Fergus Falls.Since 1991, she has hosted Northland Morning on KUMD. One of the best parts of her job includes "paying it forward" by mentoring upcoming journalists and broadcasters on the student news team that helps produce Northland Morning. She also loves introducing the different people she meets in her job to one another, helping to forge new "community connections" and partnerships.Lisa has amassed a book collection weighing over two tons, and she enjoys reading, photography, volunteering with Animal Allies Humane Society and fantasizing about farmland. She goes to bed at 8pm, long before her daughter, two cats, or three dogs.
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