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Aquatic Invasive Species

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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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Minneapolis To Require Boat Inspections For Invasive Species

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

06/21/2012

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DNR: Invasive Species Violation Rates Unacceptable

A crackdown on the spread of aquatic invasive species isn’t getting through to enough Minnesota boaters, the Department of Natural Resources said Monday.

06/18/2012

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Christmas Lake Boaters Could Face A Hefty Fine

Refusing to get your boat inspected before launching on Christmas Lake could soon cost you. Last April, homeowners around Christmas Lake and the Minnehaha Creek Watershed District chipped in $48,000 for a full-time boat inspector.

06/06/2012

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Asian Carp Barrier Had Power Outage

Two members of Congress say an electric barrier system near Chicago meant to prevent Asian carp from reaching the Great Lakes had a 13-minute power outage.

05/04/2012

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State Steps Up Boat Inspections To Stop Invasive Species

Lake Minnetonka is among the many Minnesota lakes infested with zebra mussels, which spread rapidly and attach themselves to rocks, dock piers, beaches and boat hulls.

04/24/2012