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Threat of aquatic invasives brings greater enforcement, awareness

April 24, 2013 in Worthington Daily Globe

WORTHINGTON Last year, boaters in southwest Minnesota may have received a free pass a warning instead of a citation if they forgot to pull the plug on their bilge tank before leaving a lake. This year, with stepped up enforcement and a heightened concern for the spread of invasive species like zebra mussel and Asian (bighead or silver) carp, fines will be issued. Continue Reading

Aquatic Invasive Species meeting Tuesday

April 16, 2013 in Worthington Daily Globe

WORTHINGTON The Okabena-Ocheda Watershed District, Lake Okabena Improvement Association and Heron Lake Watershed District will host an aquatic invasive species educational program at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Farmer’s Room of the Nobles County Government Center, 315 Tenth St., Worthington. Continue Reading

Big fish story: Asian carp issue reaches Minnesota

April 4, 2013 in Worthington Daily Globe

The invasive Asian carp has been pushing northward for years. Will it conquer Minnesota’s waters? Continue Reading

Invasive species program set

April 3, 2013 in Worthington Daily Globe

WORTHINGTON The Heron Lake Watershed District (HLWD), in partnership with the Okabena-Ocheda Watershed District (OOWD) and the Lake Okabena Improvement Association, will host a public information meeting regarding aquatic invasive species at 7 p.m., April 23 in the Farmer’s Room at the Nobles County Government Center, 318 Ninth St., Worthington. Continue Reading

Politicians eye invasive carp

February 20, 2013 in Worthington Daily Globe

ST. PAUL Minnesotans fighting Asian carp think they may have temporary and permanent ways to slow the advance of the voracious eater.
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Watershed prepares for invasives

February 10, 2013 in Worthington Daily Globe

Zebra mussels, carp, and algal blooms to be tackled
WORTHINGTON From keeping invasive species like zebra mussels out of local lakes, researching ways to reduce the number and duration of algal blooms and finding ways to rid lakes of common carp, the Okabena-Ocheda Watershed District has a lot of work before it in the coming year.
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State Fair visitors learn about invasive species finding their way to Minn.

August 29, 2012 in West Central Tribune

FALCON HEIGHTS Rare is the Minnesotan who has not seen videos of fish leaping out of water and hitting boaters.
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DNR confirms zebra mussels in Lake Minnewaska, adds it and Lake Emily to list of infested waters

July 27, 2012 in West Central Tribune

GLENWOOD – The DNR has confirmed the presence of zebra mussels in Lake Minnewaska and is adding it and Lake Emily to the state’s list of infested waters. Continue Reading

DNR confirms zebra mussels in Lake Minnewaska, adds it and Lake Emily to list of infested waters

July 27, 2012 in West Central Tribune

GLENWOOD – The DNR has confirmed the presence of zebra mussels in Lake Minnewaska and is adding it and Lake Emily to the state’s list of infested waters. Continue Reading

Citizens finds what’s believed to be zebra mussel in Lake Minnewaska

July 19, 2012 in West Central Tribune

GLENWOOD The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is investigating a report that a zebra mussel was found in Lake Minnewaska in Pope County near Glenwood. Continue Reading