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County wants higher fines to prevent spread of zebra mussels

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WILLMAR -- With the threat of zebra mussels invading Kandiyohi County getting closer each season, the County Board of Commissioners said tougher state action is needed to prevent people from spreading the invasive species.

"It is a big concern, or it should be a big concern, for everybody in the county, especially those around the lakes," said Commissioner Dennis Peterson.

Zebra mussels have been found in lakes as close as Alexandria.

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Carolyn Lange
A reporter for more than 30 years, Carolyn Lange covers county government and regional news with the West Central Tribune.
(320) 894-9750
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