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Algae Could Provide Weapon Against Invader Mussels

Scientists at Wayne State University are researching how algae might help disrupt reproduction of zebra and quagga mussels in the Great Lakes.

03/24/2014

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DNR Specialist: 1st Confirmed Case Of Zebra Mussels In Stearns Co. Lake

A chain of lakes in Stearns County are now deemed infested waters after the DNR confirmed recent reports of zebra mussels on a swimming equipment in one of the lakes.

10/03/2013

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Zebra Mussels Dip On Lake Mille Lacs

The number of zebra mussels on Lake Mille Lacs has dropped this year for the first time since they were found in 2005. Minnesota outdoors officials say a survey this week found about 1,070 zebra mussels per square foot.

08/23/2013

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Clean Up Stations Making It Easier For Minn. To Fend Off Zebra Mussels

The fight against invasive plants and animals just got easier. That’s good news because zebra mussels are becoming an increasingly bigger problem in Minnesota.

07/21/2013

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Zebra Mussels Confirmed In Minn.’s North Lida Lake

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has confirmed zebra mussels in North Lida Lake near Pelican Rapids.

07/17/2013

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DNR Out In Full Force Checking Boats For Zebra Mussels

On Monday, some hearty people took the day to launch their boats for the season. But before they got in the water, their boats had to be inspected for invasive species.

05/27/2013

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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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Minn. DNR Showcases Zebra Mussel-Sniffing Dogs

Minnesota’s fishing opener is just a few days away and for the first time in this state, dogs will be used this weekend to sniff out zebra mussels.

05/07/2013

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DNR Debuts Zebra Mussel-Sniffing Dogs

Minnesota is now the second state in the U.S. to use dogs to sniff out zebra mussels.

05/06/2013

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Zebra Mussels Halt Work On St. Croix Bridge

A tiny threat has stopped work on the new St. Croix River bridge.

05/03/2013

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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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Zebra Mussel Larvae Found In Lake Winnibigoshish

Evidence shows that zebra mussels have made their way to another popular Minnesota lake, this one further north. The DNR says larvae of the invasive species have been discovered in Lake Winnibigoshish.

01/31/2013

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Minn. DNR: Attempt To Kill Zebra Mussels Fails

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources says a new treatment failed to kill zebra mussels in two lakes.

10/23/2012

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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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Zebra Mussels Found In Gilbert Lake; Farthest North

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources says zebra mussels have been found in Gilbert Pit, an old mine pit in St. Louis County.

08/28/2012

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DNR Testing Solution To ‘Spot Clean’ Zebra Mussels

Scientists are taking steps in the fight against an invasive species already in Minnesota lakes — zebra mussels.

08/17/2012

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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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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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Zebra Mussels Pose Threat To Swimmers, Skiers

Zebra mussels are quickly becoming a water hazard you need to look out for in several state lakes.

07/09/2012

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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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Inspections Now Required For Boaters At Christmas Lake

Christmas Lake Boaters could be hit with a big fine if they don’t comply with a new rule.

06/12/2012

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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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