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Dog’s death prompts MPCA to issue alert on toxic algae blooms

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The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency is asking the public to be on the alert for potentially toxic algae blooms in lakes and streams.

The MPCA issued the alert Thursday following the death of a dog last weekend in Sherburne County.

Brock Tatge, the dog’s owner, told the MPCA that he and his family were spending time last Sunday on Prairie Lake, where they live, when their dog, Copper, suddenly became ill. The dog had been fetching a tennis ball from the lake.

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