The DNR may have a new weapon against an invasive species that’s threatening Minnesota lakes.
The recent heat wave is blamed for killing thousands of fish in several southern Minnesota lakes. Most of the lakes are shallow, and thus more susceptible to summer fish kills, and most of the fish were northern pike, which prefer cold water.
The search will resume Monday morning for the latest apparent drowning victim, a boater who disappeared on Centerville Lake on Sunday.
The ice may have gone out on Minnesota lakes, but safety experts warn that cold water is still a danger.
As people get on Minnesota lakes, the Department of Natural Resources and others are asking to keep a close eye on zebra mussels. Now, there’s a new campaign in the Twin Cities that’s hoping to stop the spread.