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Leafy spurge grows on a slope above I-94 in Hudson.

Randy's Ramblings: We need a surge against leafy spurge

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I didn't know what leafy spurge was until Dolly Qualls told me about it two summers ago. Now I see the lime invader everywhere.

It blankets a slope on the north side of I-94, east of the 11th Street bridge.


It's sprinkled in the ditches along Krattley Lane, where I go walking.

Heck, it's sneaking up the hill from the drainage pond behind our house, threatening to choke the irises, black-eyed Susans and day lilies in the small perennial garden at the edge of the lawn.

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Randy Hanson
Randy Hanson has reported for the Star-Observer since 1997. He came to Hudson after 11 years with the Inter-County Leader at Frederic, and eight years of teaching social studies. He’s a graduate of UW-Eau Claire.
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