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Carcass of leaping Asian carp found on Mississippi River near Winona

August 22, 2013 in Alexandria Echo Press

The carcass of a silver carp the kind that leaps from the water when disturbed was found recently on a dam abutment just north of Winona, the furthest upstream a silver carp has been discovered in the Mississippi River, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR). Continue Reading

Lifeguards off duty for season

August 15, 2013 in Alexandria Echo Press

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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

Itching to swim? Beware of parasite in local lakes

July 25, 2013 in Alexandria Echo Press

Swimmer’s itch, like sunburns, can be one of the bummer side effects of a glorious summer day spent in the lake. 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

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

3 Black Hills lakes to be dredged, restocked

July 9, 2013 in The Daily Republic

Horse Thief, Bismarck and Lakota lakes were built decades ago to enhance the travel and recreation experience along the 69-mile Peter Norbeck National Scenic Byway.
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DNR: Summer visitors reminded to review AIS laws before traveling

July 1, 2013 in The Osakis Review

Nonresident visitors are held to the same standards as Minnesota residents when transporting boats and other water-related equipment Continue Reading