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aquatic invasive species
August 19, 2016
A big curtain for Big Turtle
A drift curtain was installed at the public access on Big Turtle Lake, north of Bemidji, on Thursday by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources...
August 19, 2016 - 5:29pm
August 18, 2016
Zebra mussels found in Detroit Lake
DETROIT LAKES, Minn. -- Zebra mussels have been found in Detroit Lake. Department of Natural Resources invasive species staff confirmed two juvenile...
August 18, 2016 - 10:20pm
August 15, 2016
Pioneer Editorial: Clean, drain and dispose
Last week's announcement that another aquatic invasive species has been found in an area lake serves as yet another reminder of the importance of keeping area waters clean. According to a DNR press release, staff discovered starry stonewort, an invasive form of macro algae that can...
August 15, 2016 - 8:09pm
June 27, 2016
OUTDOORS: More AIS inspections, education for boaters, anglers
BEMIDJI—In an effort to help safeguard Bemidji's water, the City Council voted at a work session Monday to contribute $2,000 toward a county-run...
June 27, 2016 - 7:47pm
May 31, 2016
ENVIRONMENT: Record number of inspectors hired to curb invasive species
BEMIDJI—With aquatic invasive species having infested 5 percent of Minnesota waters, the Department of Natural Resources is sending out more watercraft inspectors than ever to prevent further spreading. For the 2016 summer season, the DNR will set a record with more than 800...
May 31, 2016 - 9:27pm
April 14, 2016
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Inspections crucial in protecting our lakes
In response to the March 12 letter to the editor on boat inspections in our area lakes, I would like to offer the following. Aquatic invasive species are a clear and present threat to our lakes—just think of the infestations Mille Lac and Cass lakes. At this point in time, the...
April 14, 2016 - 2:20pm
March 28, 2016
No new confirmed aquatic invasive species in Great Lakes for 10 years
The first saltwater ship of the 2016 season is expected to enter the Twin Ports within the next week or two, likely to pick up some grain. But...
March 28, 2016 - 9:15am
February 25, 2016
AIS open house for Beltrami County
BEMIDJI -- Beltrami County is having an open house public meeting Wednesday to discuss aquatic invasive species and to present its draft for a Aquatic Invasive Species Prevention and Management Plan.The event isl 5 to 6:30 p.m. in the Beltrami County Administration building, 701 Minnesota...
February 25, 2016 - 7:48pm
December 5, 2015
West Winnie Boat landing open for the winter
BEMIDJI—The Chippewa National Forest has completed the majority of the work involved with the West Winnie Harbor Modification Project and the West Winnie boat landing is now open for use during the winter season, officials said. The area had been closed since late September....
December 5, 2015 - 4:26pm
July 21, 2015
Waterfleas found in Lake Vermillion
TOWER, Minn. -- Spiny waterfleas have been confirmed in Lake Vermilion, one of Minnesota’s most scenic lakes, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources announced Monday. Anglers reported suspected spiny waterfleas to DNR staff and supplied a specimen to the DNR fisheries...
July 21, 2015 - 8:59am
June 23, 2015
AIS: Clean it up: Still too many contaminated boats coming into Beltrami County waters, officials say
BEMIDJI -- They don’t belong here, and getting rid of them is impossible. The threat of zebra mussels in Beltrami County, which led authorities...
June 23, 2015 - 7:06pm
June 2, 2015
Keeping an eye on AIS: Local lake associations install devices to help stop aquatic invasive species
BEMIDJI -- Two local lake associations in Beltrami County are doing whatever they can to prevent aquatic invasive species from tainting their...
June 2, 2015 - 7:14pm
May 23, 2015
Zebra mussels found in Christmas Lake
CHANHASSEN, Minn. -- Divers found 10 zebra mussels in Christmas Lake during a follow-up search earlier this week, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources said. The mussels were found outside of the area where the DNR had treated the lake last year as part of a series of...
May 23, 2015 - 3:29pm
April 20, 2015
Divers find no zebra mussels in Twin Cities lake after treatment
SHOREWOOD, Minn. -- Initial searches by divers indicate a three-step treatment of Christmas Lake in the western Twin Cities suburb of Shorewood for zebra mussels has been effective, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. The dive, conducted inside and directly...
April 20, 2015 - 8:53pm
August 1, 2014
Snails cause closure of Lake Winnie campground harbor
CASS LAKE -- An invasive species has caused a seasonal harbor at the Lake Winnie Campground to close. According to the United States Forest Service, a large number of faucet snails were found at the West Winnie launch site, which prompted the closing. The faucet snail is...
August 1, 2014 - 3:51pm