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Zebra mussels are shown here next to a quarter. The invasive species are a continued threat to Minnesota lakes.

Green Lake group in Spicer, Minn., looks to be at forefront in stopping zebra mussels

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SPICER -- Like bracing for an uninvited guest to ring the doorbell, zebra mussels seem closer by the day.

They've established themselves in the Lake Le Homme Dieu chain of lakes in Douglas County, less than an hour's drive away.

They're proliferating rapidly in Lake Minnetonka, which has now been dubbed a "super spreader'' due to the threat that the many boaters using the lake could spread the invasive aquatic species.

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Tom Cherveny
Tom Cherveny is a regional and outdoor reporter with the West Central Tribune in Willmar, MN.
(320) 214-4335
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