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Jennie Lake re-established as a waterfowl refuge
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Palmer amaranth crops up in Todd County
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New Bethany owners envision upgrades
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January 2, 2013
Have zebra mussels met their match?
Will Zequanox be the "silver bullet" in stopping zebra mussels? A new study shows promising results, according to Marrone Bio Innovations, the...
January 2, 2013 - 12:00am
December 21, 2012
Eagle Bend man cleared in zebra mussel case
Mark Ratajesak of Eagle Bend was found not guilty of transporting zebra mussels into Lake Irene in Douglas County. After a one-day trial on December 13, a jury deliberated for about 20 minutes before returning with the not guilty verdict. Ratajesak, owner of Dock Doctors, was charged...
December 21, 2012 - 12:00am
October 5, 2012
Prevent spread of aquatic invasive species during cabin close-up
Labor Day has come and gone. Soon, Minnesotans will rake leaves and prepare for winter.
October 5, 2012 - 12:00am
August 3, 2012
DNR confirms zebra mussels in Lake Minnewaska near Glenwood
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has confirmed the presence of zebra mussels in Lake Minnewaska in Pope County near Glenwood.
August 3, 2012 - 12:00am
June 29, 2012
New law: Businesses can request inspection for zebra mussels
The following is a list of selected new laws passed during the 2012 legislative session that take effect July 1. Business and Commerce: Travel insurance does not include major medical plans, which provide comprehensive medical protection for travelers with trips lasting six months...
June 29, 2012 - 12:00am
June 22, 2012
Editorial - Not enough boaters are pulling plug on zebra mussels
You see all those boats pulling out of lake accesses?
June 22, 2012 - 12:00am
December 25, 2011
Otter Tail County forming task force to stop zebra mussels
Fergus Falls, MN - Otter Tail County commissioners, at their December 20 meeting, unanimously agreed to work in partnership with public and private agencies, volunteer organizations and individuals to reduce the threat to Otter Tail County lakes and rivers caused by aquatic invasive...
December 25, 2011 - 2:19pm
December 6, 2011
Legislative summit to focus on aquatic invasive species; Douglas County group is co-sponsor
Becker County Coalition of Lake Associations (COLA), the Pelican River Watershed District and the Lake Detroiters Association will host the Aquatic Invasive Species Legislative Summit on Saturday, January 14, 2012. The Douglas County Coalition of Lake Associations is a co-sponsor. The...
December 6, 2011 - 2:56pm
August 17, 2011
Bye, bye zebras - DNR unveils decontamination unit on Douglas County lake
Zebra mussels, we have had enough of your miserable, meddlesome ways. Minnesota is fighting back.
August 17, 2011 - 7:17am
Aquatic invasive species expert to speak in Fergus Falls
Mark Gaikowski with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center will be the featured speaker at the Saturday, July 23 Otter Tail County Coalition of Lake Associations meeting. He'll speak about the USGS research on aquatic invasive species, including...
July 17, 2011 - 10:00am
July 12, 2011
Expert to present information on zebra mussels in Alexandria
The Douglas County Lakes Association (DCLA) and the Douglas County Citizen's Committee (DCCC) have combined efforts to host a visit from Dr. Daniel Molloy, the inventor of Zequanox, which could be used to fight zebra mussels. Molloy recently retired from the New York Museum Cambridge...
July 12, 2011 - 1:52pm
April 20, 2011
A battle plan for zebras
Two months ago, the Douglas County Board of Commissioners designated a committee of citizens to explore the impact of zebra mussels and to make recommendations to stop the invasion. The Douglas County Citizens' Committee (DCCC) on Zebra Mussels wrapped up their first assignment and...
April 20, 2011 - 12:00am
March 25, 2011
Senate environmental committee adopts budget that includes money to fight zebra mussels
Members of the Senate Committee on Environment and Natural Resources passed their omnibus budget bill for 2012-2013 on Tuesday. The bill passed out of committee and will be sent to the Senate Finance Committee for further review and inclusion in the final budget bill. Senate Republicans...
March 25, 2011 - 12:00am
February 9, 2011
Senator vows to deal with mussels
State Senator Bill Ingebrigtsen was in Alexandria Friday for an environmental issues meeting and it was aquatic invasive species - specifically...
February 9, 2011 - 12:00am
January 28, 2011
'Up against a beast'
Editor's note: Because of the presence of zebra mussels and other aquatic invasive species in the Douglas County area, we think this story from...
January 28, 2011 - 12:00am