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Invasive Species

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Report: Asian Carp May Have Reached Great Lakes

At least some Asian carp probably have found their way into the Great Lakes, but there’s still time to stop the dreaded invaders from becoming established and unraveling food chains that support a $7 billion fishing industry and sensitive ecosystems.

04/04/2013

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Program To Boost Great Lakes Cleanup Research

The University of Michigan is establishing a research program designed to bring more scientific credibility to the federal government’s billion-dollar battle to clean up the Great Lakes, officials said Tuesday.

10/30/2012

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Invasive Species Experts To Meet In La Crosse

Experts will be gathering in La Crosse this week to share the latest information on invasive species.

10/29/2012

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Raptor Center On Mission To Protect Galapagos Animals

The University of Minnesota Raptor Center will head to the Galapagos island of Pinzón next week to in a continuing effort to help the endangered Pinzón giant tortoises and hawks.

10/27/2012

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Lawmaker: Corps To Miss Asian Carp Plan Deadline

A member of Congress from Michigan says the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will not meet a legal deadline for completing a plan to preventing Asian carp from invading the Great Lakes.

10/05/2012

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DNR: Man Transported Zebra Mussel-Encrusted Shopping Cart

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources says a man got more than he bargained for when he transported zebra mussels hitching a unique ride.

09/27/2012

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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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