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Mike Frisch: Lessons on fishing clearer waters
A rare mule deer sighting near Alexandria
DNR: Seven deer presumed positive for CWD in area 603 after initial test
Finally his turn
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Catherine A. Brainard
Robert F. Forster
1917: Sudden roaring storm claims a life
OUR TURN: What are you thankful for?
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COMMENTARY: The amazing impact of community giving
Extension schedules land rent meeting for farmers, landowners
Managing boxelder bugs as the cold sets in
Step away from that pruning saw!
Going far with 4-H horses
County crafting buffer compliance rules
On The Street
KCCO going away, but CBS signal may stay
Laven re-elected to the state chamber board
Alex born company now part of global high-tech firm
UPDATED: 2 Minnesota Target stores closing
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June 8, 2017
Minnesota's largest invasive carp taken near Redwood Falls
REDWOOD FALLS, Minn. — A bow angler fishing in a private gravel pit near Redwood Falls on Sunday, June 4 caught the largest invasive carp...
June 8, 2017 - 2:16pm
February 24, 2017
Lake businesses must take invasive species training
ST. PAUL—The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is offering aquatic invasive species training to owners of lake service provider...
February 24, 2017 - 12:00pm
September 16, 2016
Two illegal crayfish found in Minnesota lake
HITTERDAL, Minn. —Two red swamp crayfish have been found in Tilde Lake just northeast of Hitterdal and it's the first time the invasive...
September 16, 2016 - 8:31am
August 30, 2016
DNR begins to suck out invasive species infestation
BEMIDJI, Minn.—Gallons upon gallons of water were "vacuumed" up at Turtle Lake on Monday as part of an operation to filter out a recently...
August 30, 2016 - 8:23am
August 26, 2016
DNR discovers two more cases of invasive species in Beltrami County
BEMIDJI, Minn.—The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources have discovered two new cases of the invasive species starry stonewort in Beltrami County. The species, a grass-like form of algae, was found in Upper Red Lake and Cass Lake, according to a press release. Additionally,...
August 26, 2016 - 2:18pm
June 12, 2015
State parks spread word about terrestrial invasive species
The battle against terrestrial invasive species like buckthorn, the emerald ash borer and Canada thistle will take the spotlight at state parks this weekend. It’s part of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resource’s third annual “PlayCleanGo: Stop Invasive Species In Your...
June 12, 2015 - 12:00am
August 30, 2013
Invasive species have already won
To the editor: Re: Editorial in the Minneapolis Star Tribune and Alexandria Echo Press, "In Minnesota the invasive species are winning," and "No one has right to infest a lake. The invasive species have already won. We need to change the approach. I disagree. Inspection and decontamination...
August 30, 2013 - 12:04pm
June 5, 2013
Brush off invasive species
We've all heard of aquatic invasive species, like zebra mussels that lurk in our lakes. But what about terrestrial invasive species that travel...
June 5, 2013 - 12:00am
August 24, 2012
DNR recommends boat launch improvements for AIS prevention
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has developed aquatic invasive species (AIS) best management practices (BMPs) for water accesses. The BMPs include recommended improvements at boat launches, which would make it easier for boaters to comply with the AIS actions...
August 24, 2012 - 12:00am
August 22, 2012
A breakthrough against zebra mussels?
Is there a solution to the zebra mussel problem? A research project is under way right now in Lake Carlos that could lead to a breakthrough. The...
August 22, 2012 - 12:00am
April 6, 2012
Irrigation contractors not exempt from aquatic invasive species training for lake service providers
Irrigation contractors who install and remove lake pump equipment and pond aeration equipment are considered lake service providers, along with those who install and remove docks, boats, etc. from Minnesota lakes, streams and rivers. Lake service providers (LSP) are required by law...
April 6, 2012 - 12:00am
February 22, 2012
Lookouts needed for invasive pests
Minnesota is looking for volunteers to join the hundreds of citizens who already have stepped up to help keep an eye out for new infestations of emerald ash borer and other destructive invasive pests. These volunteer "first detectors" form part of the state's early warning system...
February 22, 2012 - 12:00am
Zebra mussels on the move
The temperatures are cooler and the days are getting shorter, which means fall is here and winter is just around the corner. It's that time...
September 22, 2010 - 12:00am
April 28, 2010
Area students win essay scholarship competition
The Douglas County Lakes Association (DCLA) and Douglas Soil and Water Conservation District team up each year to sponsor an environmental essay scholarship contest. This year, students were asked to respond to this question: "What potential impacts will aquatic invasive species...
April 28, 2010 - 12:00am
April 9, 2010
No new lake accesses for five years? Lawmakers consider moratorium
Douglas County anglers looking to launch their boats at new public accesses may have to wait a few more years. Lawmakers are considering bills in both the Senate and House that would prevent the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) from building public access ramps on...
April 9, 2010 - 12:05am