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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board adopted a resolution Monday to require boat inspections for aquatic invasive species on the city’s lakes.

All boat launches on Lake Calhoun, Lake Harriet and Lake Nokomis will be manned by inspectors starting July 13 and going through the end of September seven days a week. The measure also means the public boat launch at Wirth Lake is closed, effective immediately.

The city of Minneapolis is taking measures to stop the spread of invasive species on city lakes. Any boater caught on a city lake without proof of an inspection is subject to a fine of up to $500. City officials said some of those fine amounts could double as of July 1.

City officials said inspectors will be available on all city lakes starting July 13 during the following hours: Monday-Thursday 6 a.m.-10 a.m. and 5 p.m.-9 p.m. They are also available Friday-Sundy from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.

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