More money coming to Black Hills Mountain Pine Beetle battle

Call it putting your money where your bugs are.  In this case, it’s in the Black Hills National Forest.

The U.S. Forest Service has agreed to commit another $1 million to the battle against the mountain pine beetle in the Black Hills, a move announced and praised by Rep. Kristi Noem, R-S.D.

“This announcement is welcome news for folks in the Black Hills who are living daily through the slow-motion disaster that is the pine beetle epidemic,” Noem said in a prepared statement. “By providing these additional resources, the Forest Service has given a boost to the continued effort to beat the beetles.”

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