MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Minnesota has announced restrictions on the use of the herbicide dicamba for 2018 in response to complaints by soybean growers across the country that it harmed their crops this year. The Minnesota Department of Agriculture on Tuesday set a June 20 cut-off date for applying the herbicide. It also prohibits applications above 85 degrees. The rules are meant to reduce instances of the herbicide drifting and damaging neighboring fields.
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) - The Green Bay Packers say former kicker Ryan Longwell and tackle Mark Tauscher will be inducted into the team's Hall of Fame. Longwell was the Packers' all-time scoring leader with 1,054 career points until he was surpassed by Mason Crosby in 2015. Tauscher played in 134 games during an 11-year career.
ROCHESTER, Minn. (AP) - A facility that offers residential services for people with disabilities in southeast Minnesota has been cited by the state for neglect of a vulnerable adult. KSTP-TV reports that the Minnesota Department of Human Services alleges the person's gums grew over removable dentures while at REM River Bluffs in Rochester. The department says the dentures had to be forcibly removed by a dentist. Facility staff members say turnover contributed to the individual not getting annual dental care.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Ramsey County Attorney John Choi has been elected president of the Minnesota County Attorneys Association. The association is the statewide professional organization for all 87 elected county attorneys and their assistants, which includes more than 800 attorneys. It offers leadership on legal and public policy issues. Choi will serve a 1-year term.
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