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Federal measure to halt Asian carp invasion gets wide support

January 29, 2014 in Uncategorized

WADENA, Minn. — Fed by several rivers, the Twin Lakes east of Menagha are home to a diverse assortment of fish.

“We’ve got great fishing for a small lake,” said Ed Moren, owner of Twin Lakes Lodge and Resort, the only such destination in W…continue reading on echopress.com

Federal measure to halt Asian carp invasion gets wide support

January 29, 2014 in Uncategorized

WADENA, Minn. — Fed by several rivers, the Twin Lakes east of Menagha are home to a diverse assortment of fish.

“We’ve got great fishing for a small lake,” said Ed Moren, owner of Twin Lakes Lodge and Resort, the only such destination in W…continue reading on echopress.com

Will war against invasive species get more ammunition?

January 24, 2014 in Uncategorized

Douglas County will again apply for an aquatic invasive species (AIS) watercraft inspection grant from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.

On Tuesday, the Douglas County Board of Commissioners authorized Land and Resource Management (LR…continue reading on echopress.com

Kensington Runestone Park to expand in 2013

December 28, 2012 in Alexandria Echo Press

Award letters for two Park Legacy grant applications applied for in 2012 were received on Wednesday. Park Superintendent Al Lieffort said the county was awarded a grant for acquisition of land at Kensington Runestone Park. Continue Reading

Like seatbelts, invasive species laws are beginning to click

May 19, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

In this case, though, instead of clicking the seatbelt, boaters are being required to do things like pull the plug, drain their live wells and bait buckets and remove weeds and other debris from the trailers once they leave the boat ramp. Continue Reading

DNR online course set for 2015 aims to prevent AIS spread

May 5, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The online course hasn’t been developed but is expected to be available before the law takes effect in July 2015. Continue Reading

New law: Those hired to remove docks, lifts must have state permit

January 21, 2012 in DL-Online

Another tactic to stop the spread of zebra mussels will take place throughout the state this winter training sessions for those who are hired to install and remove boats, docks and lifts. Continue Reading

Northwest Minnesota county takes aim at invasive species

October 22, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

After a plea for help from Terry Kalil, the vice president of the Becker County Coalition of Lake Associations, County Board Chairman Barry Nelson said the county will set up a committee or task force to look at how best to protect county lakes. Continue Reading

AQUATIC NUISANCE SPECIES: A look at America’s least wanted

August 27, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Fisheries managers across the U.S. are taking action to curb the spread of aquatic nuisance or invasive species such as zebra mussels or the infamous ‘jumping’ silver carp. Invasives come in all shapes and sizes. For a closer look at the status of five unwanted species in Minnesota and North Dakota, click on the attached PDF file: Continue Reading