MDA: Emerald Ash Borer Confirmed In Wash. Co.Washington County has become the 11th Minnesota county to confirm the presence of the emerald ash borer. The Minnesota Department of Agriculture announced Thursday that the invasive species was found in a survey trap at MnDOT's St. Croix Rest Area on Interstate 94.
Spiny Waterflea Found In Basswood Lake In BWCAOfficials have confirmed the presence of the invasive spiny waterflea in another popular lake in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area. The Department of Natural Resources says Basswood Lake near Ely will be added to the list of infested waters, as well as three downstream lakes and two connected rivers.
Researchers Confirm New Fruit Fly In Minn.University of Minnesota researchers have confirmed a new invasive fruit fly in Minnesota. A single adult female known as the African fig fly was discovered in a bait trap in September. The trap was located in Hastings and was being used for annual monitoring of another invasive fruit fly, the spotted wing Drosophila. The university says the new fly specimen was officially identified this week by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Grass Carp Found Farther North In MN Than Ever Before The DNR said a grass carp specimen has been found in the Mississippi River north of Sartell, Minn., the farthest north a carp has been discovered in Minnesota.
Invasive Carp On Capitol's Environmental Agenda Carp, wolves, moose, copper and sand will be high on the agenda as the Minnesota Legislature tackles environmental and outdoor issues this session.
State Steps Up Boat Inspections To Stop Invasive SpeciesLake 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.
Zebra Mussels Spread Rapidly In Lake Minnetonka A study finds zebra mussels are rapidly spreading throughout Lake Minnetonka.
Tests Find No Asian Carp DNA In Michigan WatersState officials say tests show no Asian carp DNA has been found in Michigan waters.