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Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Level 1 boat inspector Ginny Barsness, right, approaches boat owner Doug Peterson and Dylan Klegstad on Wednesday afternoon to inspect their boat for aquatic invasive species at the Nymore access to Lake Bemidji. As it was the first time Peterson put his boat in the water for the season, Barsness’ role was an educational talk not an inspection. Monte Draper | Bemidji Pioneer

Taking AIM at AIS: Invasive species are on the doorstep

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BEMIDJI — Lake Bemidji and the other lakes within a long cast of Bemidji are free of aquatic invasive species — at least for now.


The same cannot be said, however, of some of the lakes that Bemidji area anglers regularly visit.

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Pat Miller is the sports editor at the Pioneer.

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