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This undated file photo provided by the U.S. Department of Agriculture shows a cluster of zebra mussels. AP Photo/U.S. Department of Agriculture, File

Last-minute push aims to protect lakes


WILLMAR -- A natural resources omnibus policy bill that could be signed by Gov. Mark Dayton before the fishing opener begins this weekend would increase inspections of boats and increase penalties for boaters who fail to follow rules designed to stop the spread of aquatic invasive species.

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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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