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Invasive Species

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Upgraded Weir Aims To Keep Pollution From Lake Nokomis

Construction has begun to replace a structure designed to keep polluted water and invasive species out of Lake Nokomis.

09/17/2012

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Think You’ve Found An Invasive Species Infestation? The DNR Wants To Know

After the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources recently discovered invasive species infestations in lakes around the state, it is urging anglers and boaters who think they may have found such infestations to tell officials immediately.

08/20/2012

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DNR Testing Solution To Thwart Zebra Mussels

The DNR may have a new weapon against an invasive species that’s threatening Minnesota lakes.

08/16/2012

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Battle Over Lake Access Rising To A Boil

The fight over the future of lake access in the Twin Cities got heated tonight. That’s because a proposal could drastically change how boaters get on lakes throughout the Twin Cities.

08/09/2012

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Coalition Pushes For Tougher Measures To Fight Invasive Species

Scott Blackwell and his son know the routine once they get their boat out of the water: they will pull the drain plug and check the boat and trailer for weeds.

08/07/2012

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Fines Double For Invasive Species Boating Violations

Starting Sunday, boaters could get big fines if they don’t clean water craft of invasive species.

07/01/2012

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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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Man Charged With Selling Live Asian Carp In Mich.

Michigan authorities have charged a man with 12 counts of selling live Asian carp in violation of a state law meant to prevent the spread of invasive species.

06/05/2012

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Minn. Cracking Down On Spread Of Invasive Species

Minnesota will be cracking down this fishing season on boaters who spread unwanted hitchhikers such as zebra mussels, Eurasian watermilfoil and spiny water fleas.

05/09/2012

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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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Ash Pest Returns Early; Residents Told To Delay Pruning

In Minnesota, emerald ash borers usually strike the first of May, but not this year. They’re actually striking now. Our warm spring has brought the tree killing beetle earlier than usual.

04/18/2012

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State Holds Open Houses On Gypsy Moth Treatments

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture holds two open houses Monday on proposed gypsy moth suppression treatments in St. Louis and Carlton counties.

03/26/2012

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Symposium To Discuss Invasive Species Fight

Local and national leaders on the front lines of the fight against Asian carp, Eurasian water milfoil and other aquatic invasive species will gather in St. Paul on Monday and Tuesday.

03/18/2012

Asian Carp

Feds Spend $50 Million On Carp Fight

The Obama administration will spend $51.5 million this year to shield the Great Lakes from greedy Asian carp, including first-time water sampling to determine whether the destructive fish have established a foothold in the lakes, officials said Thursday.

02/23/2012

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Environmentalists Threaten Suit Over Ballast Rule

Environmental groups say they may renew a legal battle if the federal government doesn’t toughen proposed regulations of ship ballast water that has brought invasive species such as zebra mussels to the Great Lakes.

02/21/2012

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