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An unidentified man pulls his boat in at the public access on the north shore of Lake Florida near Spicer Wednesday. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources announced that Eurasian watermilfoil has been discovered at the popular recreation spot. Tribune photo by Rand Middleton

Eurasian watermilfoil discovered in Lake Florida


SPICER -- Lake Florida has become the third lake in Kandiyohi County to be infested with Eurasian watermilfoil.

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources reported Thursday that a stand of the nonnative, invasive aquatic plant was discovered by a local angler.

Bruce Gilbertson, DNR fisheries supervisor in Spicer, said the angler had snagged the plant and recognized it from having seen it in Green Lake.

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Tom Cherveny
Tom Cherveny is a regional and outdoor reporter with the West Central Tribune in Willmar, MN.
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