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Rich Rezanka, an aquatic biologist with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, displays a stick covered with zebra mussels during an event at the McQuade Safe Harbor on Lake Superior near Duluth in June 2012. (Forum News Service file photo by Clint Austin/Duluth News Tribune )

More Minn. boaters ticketed for invasive species violations

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Minnesota Department of Natural Resources officials said Thursday that they are finding too many boaters who are not taking required steps to prevent spreading aquatic invasive species.


The DNR reported that watercraft inspectors working at public water access points this summer have found more than 1,300 boaters with aquatic plants, invasive animals or water in or on their boats.

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