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INVASIVE SPECIES

The DNR is taking public comments until Dec. 9. The new rules will likely take effect sometime in the spring.
The Beltrami County Aquatic Invasive Species Program is asking those who live on area lakes, especially Lake Carr and Marquette, for help verifying the presence of Zebra Mussels.
Common buckthorn is the most common type found in the Fertile Sand Hills.
The aggressive-acting invasive crayfish sparked investigation into multi-state crayfish scandal.

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The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has confirmed the invasive algae starry stonewort in Lake Bemidji.
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has confirmed the invasive algae starry stonewort in Bowen Lake, near Backus in Cass County and in Turtle River Lake, near the city of Turtle River in Beltrami County.
Currently, Hubbard and Beltrami counties are hosting two of 26 local training sites around the state on Aug. 20.
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources announced Monday that Lake Koronis has a confirmed report of zebra mussels. A fishing guide snagged a zebra mussel on Lake Koronis on July 8. The lake became the first in Minnesota infested by starry stonewort when it was discovered in its waters in 2015.
The University of Minnesota is in search of volunteers across the state on Saturday, Aug. 20, to participate in a search for an aggressive, aquatic invasive species: starry stonewort.
Oak Haven Resort implemented a new self-serve, solar-powered boat cleaning station to help prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species like starry stonewort on Tuesday, July 12.

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"Growing Together" columnist Don Kinzler says our awareness of the invasive insect can help stop the spread.
This fishing season, boaters in Beltrami County will notice new boat-cleaning stations at public accesses in the area, with a goal to help prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species like starry stonewort.
This fishing season, boaters in Beltrami County will notice new boat-cleaning stations at public accesses in the area, with a goal to help prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species like starry stonewort.

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