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Caleb Mueller, an employee with the City of Mitchell, collects a mosquito container Tuesday morning from the Pioneer Park trap, which is one of four traps in the city. The containers are placed in the freezer to kill the mosquitoes and they are counted every day. (Sean Ryan/The Daily Republic)

City brings fight to mosquitoes

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It’s been a tough year to be a mosquito in Mitchell.

The city has fogged for mosquitoes three times so far this year, most recently on Saturday, according to Mitchell Parks and Recreation Director Dusty Rodiek. That’s after the city only fogged for mosquitoes once last year and didn’t fog at all in 2012, when a widespread drought kept the mosquito population relatively low.

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