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Dr. Darby Nelson signed copies of his book, For Love of Lakes, for members of the Lake Latoka Property Owners' Association following his presentation.

Aquatic ecologist introduces DIY zebra mussel detection

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Spring has finally arrived in Minnesota. Soon lake lovers will be setting their sights on scenes of summer: boating, skiing, canoeing, kayaking, swimming - and, of course, the emergence of watercraft inspectors patrolling for zebra mussels.


Residents of Douglas County have grown mindful of what goes into and comes out of area waters. But, if you really love lakes, you're going to need scuba gear and a PVC pipe.

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Crystal Dey

Crystal Dey is a staff reporter for the Echo Press. Originally from Minnesota’s Iron Range, Dey worked for newspapers in North Dakota, Florida and Connecticut before returning to her home state to join the Echo Press in October 2011. Dey studied Mass Communications at Minnesota State University Moorhead with an emphasis in Online Journalism. Follow Staff Reporter Crystal Dey on Twitter @Crystal_Dey.

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