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Minnesota DNR plans aggressive effort against aquatic invasive species


SAINT PAUL - The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources announced plans for a much more aggressive effort to control the spread of aquatic invasive species this year.

For the first time in years, the DNR will use roadside check stations to enforce laws aimed at keeping boaters from spreading zebra mussels and other invasive species. It will also be adding 150 new watercraft inspectors, and purchase and install 20 decontamination units around the state.

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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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