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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

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

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

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

Citizen discovers what is thought 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.
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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

Zebra mussels found in Pelican Lake near Brainerd

July 12, 2012 in Alexandria Echo Press

Scuba divers from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) have found zebra mussels in Pelican Lake in Crow Wing County near Brainerd. Continue Reading

Putting pressure on mussels

April 12, 2012 in Alexandria Echo Press

Douglas County commissioners added an extra tool to the county’s arsenal of zebra mussel weaponry at Tuesday’s board meeting.
Land and Resource Director Dave Rush’s request to purchase a decontamination unit from Mobile Washer in Alexandria was approved. The board’s decision is in line with the resolution passed last spring for the county to operate its own decontamination unit. Continue Reading

More muscle to combat mussels

March 29, 2012 in Alexandria Echo Press

Douglas County will be adding additional manpower to monitor watercraft this summer.
Land and Resource Management Director Dave Rush was informed on March 16 that a 2012 Watercraft Access Inspections grant had been received from the Department of Natural Resources (DNR). Continue Reading