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aquatic invasive species

July 17, 2017
Starry stonewort is an invasive algae that was first found in Lake Koronis in 2015 and has since spread to nine Minnesota lakes, including, Upper Red Lake, Big Turtle Lake, Moose Lake and Cass Lake in Beltrami County and Lake Winnibigoshish in Itasca and Cass counties. (Minnesota Department of Natural Resources photo)
Starry Trek comes to Beltrami County: Volunteers needed for Aug. 5 event to help search for starry stonewort
July 17, 2017 - 5:16pm
Tom Cherveny | Tribune Patrick Selter (left) and Patrick DeMars of PLM Lakes and Land apply algaecide targeting starry stonewort on Lake Koronis on Tuesday. play button
Taking on starry stonewort's opening act
June 17, 2017 - 9:36am
May 2, 2017
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Not kidding, invasive species are a real threat
May 2, 2017 - 8:58am
April 22, 2017
The invasive algae reproduces through the help of little white bulbils, 3-5mm in size, which are the primary identifying markers of this species. (Monika Lawrence for MPR News)
Lake is a test lab in fight against invasive species: Starry stonewort discovered last year in several Bemidji-area lakes
April 22, 2017 - 6:37pm
January 21, 2017
Letter to the editor: How about common sense, less bureaucracy?
January 21, 2017 - 6:00am
January 17, 2017
CITY: Bemidji Council approves $2,000 in funding to AIS prevention group
January 17, 2017 - 9:23pm
October 29, 2016
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Stance on boat inspections should factor in election
October 29, 2016 - 5:30am
September 22, 2016
Zebra mussels were found at Big Birch Lake, in Todd and Stearns counties. (Minnesota Department of Natural Resources)
Zebra mussels confirmed in 4 more Minnesota lakes
September 22, 2016 - 11:22am
September 15, 2016
Red swamp crayfish confirmed in Minnesota lake
September 15, 2016 - 11:00pm
September 2, 2016
Starry stonewort found in Moose Lake, Lake Winnibigoshish
September 2, 2016 - 11:32am
August 19, 2016
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 to contain the starry stonewort, a prohibited aquatic invasive species. (Jillian Gandsey | Bemidji Pioneer)
A big curtain for Big Turtle
August 19, 2016 - 5:29pm
August 18, 2016
A heavy coat of zebra mussels covers boats lifts that were removed recently from Green Lake. Last fall there were only a handful of zebra mussels discovered on docks when they were removed from Green Lake. The invasive species was confirmed in Green Lake in 2014.
Zebra mussels found in Detroit Lake
August 18, 2016 - 10:20pm
August 15, 2016
Pioneer Editorial: Clean, drain and dispose
August 15, 2016 - 8:09pm
June 27, 2016
Zebra mussels are one of the Aquatic Invasive Species that can threaten a local body of water. (File photo)
OUTDOORS: More AIS inspections, education for boaters, anglers
June 27, 2016 - 7:47pm
May 31, 2016
ENVIRONMENT: Record number of inspectors hired to curb invasive species
May 31, 2016 - 9:27pm