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Aquatic Invasive Species

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Cabin Close-Up Time Ideal To Check For Invasives

Experts say cabin close-up time is an ideal opportunity for inspecting boats and water equipment for aquatic invasive species. The Department of Natural Resources is asking every cabin and lake property owner to carefully inspect for invasive species when removing docks, boat lifts, swim rafts and other equipment from the water.

09/19/2014

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DNR: Violations Up For Aquatic Invasive Species

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources says too many boaters are breaking state laws intended to make it harder for invasive species to spread in lakes and rivers.

07/10/2014

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3 States Team Up On Aquatic Invasive Species

Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan have teamed up for a public service campaign to encourage boaters and anglers to avoid spreading zebra mussels, spiny water fleas and other aquatic invaders when they travel between states.

06/10/2014

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DNR Wants Boaters To ‘Think Zero’ Heading Into Memorial Day

We’re heading towards Memorial Day weekend and coming with it is sun and warmer temperatures. It’s got boaters and anglers looking forward to getting out on the boat. It also makes for the perfect time for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources to remind people about boat safety and to “Think Zero.”

05/20/2014

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DNR Wants Anglers To ‘Think Zero’ At Opener

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources wants anglers to “think zero” at this year’s walleye and northern pike opener. The agency wants every angler to commit to transporting zero aquatic invasive species this year.

04/29/2014

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Invasive Species Violations Dropped In Minnesota

The rate of aquatic invasive species violations dropped in Minnesota in 2013. According to the Department of Natural Resources’ annual report, the violation rate dropped to 20 percent last year, compared to 31 percent in 2012.

03/28/2014

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Aquatic Invasive Species Forum Set For St. Paul

Minnesota’s watershed districts are presenting the half-day forum Wednesday in partnership with the Water Sports Industry Association, the Minnesota Aquatic Invasive Species Research Center and Tonka Bay Marina.

03/19/2014

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MN Opens ‘Clean-And-Drain’ Areas At Boat Launches

To help boaters prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species, Minnesota is adding more than 200 “clean-and-drain” areas at boat launches this summer. The Department of Natural Resources hopes the special areas will serve as reminders to boaters to clean and drain their boats properly by providing safe and convenient places to do this.

07/17/2013

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Bemidji Exhibit Educates On Invasive Species

A new science center exhibit in Bemidji is aiming to educate people about the threats posed by aquatic invasive species. The Headwaters Science Center’s new exhibit highlights the invasive plans, fish and invertebrates that threaten Minnesota waterways.

07/08/2013

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Minn. DNR Plans Stepped Up Watercraft Inspections

The Memorial Day weekend marks the start of the boating season for many Minnesotans. So the Department of Natural Resources is reminding boaters and anglers to be extra vigilant to help stop the spread of aquatic invasive species.

05/22/2013

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DNR: Invasive Species Threat Returns With Boating Season

With boating season back in Minnesota, officials with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources are urging boaters to step up their efforts to stop the spread of invasive species. The DNR is stepping up efforts this season to prevent the spread of invasive species, namely zebra mussels.

05/21/2013

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Fight Stepping Up Against Invasive Species

As the fishing opener approaches, officials are stepping up efforts to prevent the spread of invasive species in some of the Twin Cities area’s most popular lakes and streams.

05/03/2013

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Boat Inspections Start Friday On Minneapolis Lakes

If you’re looking to take your boat out on a Minneapolis lake this weekend, be prepared to have it inspected before you hit the water.

07/13/2012

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Fines To Double For Invasive Species Violations

Fines for violating Minnesota’s aquatic invasive species laws double Sunday when tougher laws take effect.

06/30/2012

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DNR Doubling Invasive Species Fine Effective Sunday

Starting this weekend, it’s going to get a lot more expensive for Minnesota boaters if they’re caught with invasive species.

06/29/2012

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