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Marla Spivak of the University of Minnesota explains to a State Fair crowd Thursday that bees and other insects that pollinate plants are in trouble. (Forum News Service photo by Don Davis)

State launches pollinator education effort

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By Don Davis

Forum News Service

ST. PAUL — Minnesota Agriculture Commissioner Dave Frederickson promises to plant more flowers.

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It is part of a new program his department launched at the State Fair on Thursday to encourage Minnesotans to provide good homes to bees, wasps, butterflies and other insects that pollinate plants.

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