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A zebra mussel is seen in this undated photo. Photo by Celeste Beam/Alexandria Echo Press

County working to stop the spread of zebra mussels in local waters


The spread of zebra mussels in a growing number of Minnesota lakes has the Kandiyohi County Board of Commissioners worried and poised to take state action to prevent the invasive species from entering lakes here.

Special legislation is needed to address issues, like how to prevent the spread of zebra mussels and how to quarantine a lake that already has zebra mussels, said Chairman Dennis Peterson.

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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.
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