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DNR confirms zebra mussels in Lake Minnewaska, adds it and Lake Emily to list of infested waters
July 27, 2012 - 12:07pm
DNR confirms zebra mussels in Lake Minnewaska, adds it and Lake Emily to list of infested waters
July 27, 2012 - 12:07pm
July 18, 2012
City of Willmar, Minn., responds to recent aquatic center bacteria inquiries
July 18, 2012 - 12:00am
July 17, 2012
City responds to aquatic center bacteria inquiries
July 17, 2012 - 4:01pm
UPDATE 11 a.m.: Willmar, Minn., aquatic center has no health concerns
July 17, 2012 - 11:07am
Willmar, Minn., Dorothy Olson Aquatic Center to open as usual today
July 17, 2012 - 10:29am
February 1, 2012
DNR hires invasive species specialist to serve west central Minnesota region
February 1, 2012 - 12:00am
August 6, 2011
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
August 6, 2011 - 12:00am
April 20, 2011
Kandiyohi County Lakes Association seeks funding to prevent zebra mussels
April 20, 2011 - 8:45am
August 28, 2010
Anthony Buzzeo, 23 months, of Willmar enjoys playing with the row of water spouts Friday afternoon at the Dorothy Olson Aquatic Center in Willmar. The pool's last two days of the season will be today and Sunday. (Tribune photo by Ron Adams)
Enjoying last days of season
August 28, 2010 - 12:00am
July 2, 2010
Jack Christianson, 13, of Willmar spends his Thursday afternoon cooling off by diving into the pool at the Dorothy Olson Aquatic Center in Willmar. (Tribune photo by Ron Adams)
Cooling off
July 2, 2010 - 12:00am
June 24, 2010
Emily Nelsen, a candidate for Willmar Fests queen, right, helps Claire Mattson, 3, of Willmar, make a paper crown Wednesday at the Queen's Splash Party at the Dorothy Olson Aquatic Center in Willmar. The splash party was one of several events featuring candidates for Willmar Fests royalty. Tribune photo by Ron Adams
An assist from a would-be queen
June 24, 2010 - 12:00am
June 8, 2010
LeAnne Freeman, recreation supervisor for Willmar Community Education and Recreation, brushes out the inside of the frog slide Thursday at Dorothy Olson Aquatic Center in Willmar. The center, also seen below, will implement some changes this season in an effort to answer some commonly asked questions. The pool is scheduled to open Wednesday to the public. Tribune photo by Ron Adams
Dorothy Olson Aquatic Center implements changes to assist public
June 8, 2010 - 12:00am
June 3, 2010
A boat trawls the fishing areas on Foot Lake on May 15 during this year's fishing opener. Kandiyohi County officials say new state legislation helps in the fight to decrease the threat of aquatic invasive species moving into area lakes but more action is needed. Kandiyohi County had lobbied for increased state involvement to fight aquatic invasive species, often spread from lake to lake by boating-related equipment. Tribune photo by Ron Adams
New laws aims to prevent spread of invasive species
June 3, 2010 - 12:00am
February 6, 2010
Nathan Olson, invasive species specialist from Fergus Falls, drew a crowd of on-lookers with a display and video on zebra mussels during the aquatic invasive species open house held in Willmar on Jan. 28. One of five such events held across the state, it attracted a big turn out. Tribune photo by Tom Cherveny
Invasive species too close
February 6, 2010 - 12:00am