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Zebra mussels invade Lake Mary

August 6, 2013 in Alexandria Echo Press

The list of lakes infested with zebra mussels continues to grow.
Last week, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) confirmed the presence of zebra mussels in Lake Mary, south of Alexandria. Continue Reading

Clean-and-drain areas introduced at boat launches

July 30, 2013 in Alexandria Echo Press

To help boaters prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species (AIS), the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is adding more than 200 clean-and-drain areas to statewide public water access sites this summer. Continue Reading

Lake Latoka listed as infested with zebra mussels

July 18, 2013 in Alexandria Echo Press

Lake Latoka in Douglas County near Alexandria is joining the growing list of Minnesota lakes that are designated as infested with zebra mussels.
Earlier this month, a snorkeler found a 3- or 4-year-old zebra mussel in the lake, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Continue Reading

DNR introduces ‘clean-and-drain’ at boat launches to stop zebra mussels

July 18, 2013 in Alexandria Echo Press

To help boaters prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species (AIS), the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is adding more than 200 “clean-and-drain” areas to statewide public water access sites this summer. Continue Reading

In precautionary move, DNR designates Lake Latoka as infested with zebra mussels

July 17, 2013 in Alexandria Echo Press

Lake Latoka in Douglas County near Alexandria is joining the growing list of Minnesota lakes that are designated as infested with zebra mussels.
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Zebra mussels confirmed in Lake Lida in Otter Tail County

July 17, 2013 in Alexandria Echo Press

Zebra mussels have been confirmed in Lake Lida, a popular Otter Tail County lake that is home to Maplewood State Park, according to a news release issued Wednesday by the Pelican River Watershed District. Continue Reading

More businesses now fall under aquatic invasive species training requirement

July 16, 2013 in Alexandria Echo Press

Businesses that decontaminate, rent or lease boats or other water-related equipment will now be required to attend aquatic invasive species (AIS) training and acquire a permit under a state law change that took effect July 1, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR). Continue Reading

Zebra mussels invade Whitefish chain of lakes

July 16, 2013 in Alexandria Echo Press

This designation on the Whitefish chain of lakes represents a new, overland infestation and underscores the need for continued diligence in complying with the state’s invasive species prevention protocols, according to DNR leaders. Continue Reading

Summer visitors reminded to review AIS laws before traveling

July 4, 2013 in Alexandria Echo Press

As the summer travel season approaches its peak, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) reminds visitors to review aquatic invasive species (AIS) laws before traveling to ensure compliance and avoid a citation. Continue Reading

DNR reminds boaters to take precautions against aquatic invaders

May 9, 2013 in Alexandria Echo Press

While many Minnesota lakes are still covered by a thick layer of ice, the open water fishing season is just around the corner and the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is already gearing up for this year’s fight against zebra mussels, spiny waterfleas and other aquatic invasive species (AIS). Continue Reading