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Taking a dip into cocaine-laced waters?

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Minnesota, the land of 10,000 lakes, give or take.

Specimen samples from 50 of those lakes were collected by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to find out just what is in the waters of this land.

The results? More than mussels.

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) released a study earlier in 2013 that revealed some controversial results. Alexandria’s Lake Darling was included in the findings.

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Crystal Dey
Crystal Dey covers crime, courts and Beltrami county government for The Bemidji Pioneer. Originally from Minnesota’s Iron Range, Dey has worked for the Echo Press in Alexandria, Minnesota, The Forum in Fargo, North Dakota, The Tampa Tribune in Tampa, Florida, the Hartford Courant in Hartford and West Hartford News in West Hartford, Connecticut. Dey studied Mass Communications at Minnesota State University Moorhead with an emphasis in Online Journalism. Follow Crystal Dey on Twitter @Crystal_Dey.
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