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Brush off invasive species

June 4, 2013 in Alexandria Echo Press

We’ve all heard of aquatic invasive species, like zebra mussels that lurk in our lakes. But what about terrestrial invasive species that travel on land? They can be every bit as destructive yet few people know the risk.
Terrestrial invasive species have become a growing threat to Minnesota’s precious prairie and forest land. Continue Reading

Rusty crayfish invade northwestern Lake County

May 16, 2013 in Lake County News-Chronicle

Add rusty crayfish to the list.
The Lake County Board of Commissioners is considering a request from the White Iron Chain of Lakes Association (WICOLA) in Ely to help pay for traps to slow the spread of rusty crayfish, an invasive species. Continue Reading

Electric Asian carp barrier clears Minnesota legislative committee

February 28, 2013 in DL-Online

State legislators are moving ahead with plans to build an electric barrier in the Mississippi River to stop the spread of Asian carp. Continue Reading

Rose Lake out of luck

October 24, 2012 in DL-Online

Despite their best efforts, officials with the Department of Natural Resources were unable to eradicate zebra mussels from Rose Lake this summer as they had hoped. Continue Reading

Kickback from Pelican

October 24, 2012 in DL-Online

PELICAN LAKE, Minn. – Many residents of this lake in Minnesota’s Otter Tail County want the rest of the world to know something:
Yes, Pelican Lake has zebra mussels.
But no, it hasn’t meant the end of quality times at the lake. Continue Reading

Mussels a la cart

October 4, 2012 in Lake County News-Chronicle

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Invasive species class is Oct. 13

October 2, 2012 in Worthington Daily Globe

LAKEFIELD The Prairie Ecology Bus Center will host an invasive species workshop from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 13 at the PEBC office, located in Sparks Park in Lakefield. Continue Reading

A breakthrough against zebra mussels?

August 21, 2012 in Alexandria Echo Press

Is there a solution to the zebra mussel problem?
A research project is under way right now in Lake Carlos that could lead to a breakthrough. Continue Reading

Putting the bite on flowering rush

July 22, 2012 in EOT Focus

During a time when invasive species news has been less than encouraging, finally a bright spot.
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Volunteers work to educate about invasive species

July 9, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Volunteers are joining forces with the Department of Natural Resources to protect Minnesota lakes from zebra mussels and other destructive species. Continue Reading