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August 10, 2017
Zebra mussels found in Whiskey, Chippewa lakes
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has confirmed a report of zebra mussels in Whiskey Lake and later found zebra mussels in connected Chippewa Lake in western Douglas County. Several other connected waters may be added to the state's infested waters list.
August 10, 2017 - 12:17pm
August 3, 2017
L'Homme Dieu to get permanent boat decontamination station
In the fight against aquatic invasive species, the first permanent boat decontamination station will soon be in place at one of the busiest...
August 3, 2017 - 6:14am
July 18, 2017
Eurasian watermilfoil found in Lake Victoria
Douglas County is home to more than 300 lakes and only a handful of aquatic invasive species including zebra mussels and Eurasian watermilfoil....
July 18, 2017 - 5:07pm
March 10, 2017
An AIS battle plan
Dave Rush held up a one liter bottle of water at Tuesday's Douglas County Board of Commissioners meeting. Rush, director of Douglas County Land...
March 10, 2017 - 6:00am
February 16, 2017
Minnesota lake businesses must take aquatic invasive species training
ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is offering aquatic invasive species training to owners of lake service provider businesses,...
February 16, 2017 - 4:45pm
January 20, 2017
Wanted: Watercraft inspectors
Calling all retirees or anyone else who loves fishing and/or any other watersport and wants to be a promoter of cleaner public waters. Douglas...
January 20, 2017 - 6:00am
October 19, 2016
Lake Koronis resident speaks out about Starry Stonewort
Although Kevin Farnum doesn't live in the Douglas County lakes area, he has concerns for the citizens of this community. Or moreover, concerns for the lakes in this area. Farnum, who is from Stearns County, lives in a house on Lake Koronis, the lake now infested with the new aquatic...
October 19, 2016 - 6:00am
Threat of another AIS
It may have a pretty name and sound more like a fun character from Harry Potter, but a new form of aquatic invasive species is being called...
October 19, 2016 - 6:00am
September 2, 2016
Starry stonewort found in Stearns, Cass, Itasca counties
BEMIDJI, Minn.—Starry stonewort, an aquatic invasive species of macroalgae, has been confirmed in another Beltrami County lake, as well...
September 2, 2016 - 4:31pm
July 25, 2016
UPDATE: Zebra mussels found in Lake Osakis (w/video)
The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has confirmed zebra mussels in Lake Osakis in Todd and Douglas counties, as well as in northwestern...
July 25, 2016 - 2:25pm
May 11, 2016
DNR release: Mandatory training required for AIS violators
Starting this boating season, anyone found guilty of violating Minnesota’s aquatic invasive species laws will not only have to pay the required fines but will also have to complete mandatory training. The short “Clean In Clean Out” training must be completed before people found...
May 11, 2016 - 2:13pm
March 25, 2016
County approves aquatic invasive species plan
Douglas County now has a plan in place to prevent, manage and monitor aquatic invasive species (AIS) in area lakes. The Douglas County Board...
March 25, 2016 - 12:00am
April 29, 2015
Are you aiding and abetting zebra mussels?
Most common mistake is leaving drain plug in
April 29, 2015 - 12:00am
DNR makes headway in zebra battle
Divers confirm treatment of mussels in isolated area was effective
April 29, 2015 - 12:00am
April 24, 2015
County board takes look at invasive species plan
Final draft will be up for approval this spring
April 24, 2015 - 12:00am