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Don't open seed packets


August 7, 2020

Carlton county land commissioner Greg Bernu is asking local residents who receive mystery seed packets in the mail to not open them. Instead, drop them off at Bernu’s office in the County Highway Building at 1630 County Road 61 in Carlton, and he will send them to the Minnesota Department of Agriculture for inspection/destruction.

The MDA continues to receive reports of citizens getting unsolicited seed packages in the mail. To date, over 700 Minnesotans have made reports to the department.

The packages have contained a variety of seeds. Seed analysts with the MDA laboratory have identifi...

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