MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources now says the entire Minnesota River has been added to the Infested Waters List.
State officials confirmed the presence of both zebra mussels and invasive carp Thursday.READ MORE: Minneapolis Police Issues City-Wide Alert Over Armed Car Robberies; Uber, Lyft Drivers Urged To Beware
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Zebra mussels were confirmed last September in Lac qui Parle, a Minnesota River reservoir.
Other recent DNR surveys found adult zebra mussels behind the Granite Falls Dam, and seven other places from Montevideo to New Ulm.MORE NEWS: Campus Alert: Person Robbed Near West Bank By Suspect With Screwdriver
Law requires boaters to clean watercraft and people throw unwanted bait in the trash in an effort to protect Minnesota’s waters from invasive species.