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Invasive species

April 5, 2018
Zebra mussels are an aquatic invasive species that can cause problems on lakes by attaching to boat motors and boat hulls, docks, lifts, rocks and swimming areas. They can also clog irrigation intakes and other pipes. Submitted photo
Strategy for fighting invasive species: Slow the spread
April 5, 2018 - 6:14pm
March 12, 2018
A cluster of zebra mussels sits on a navagation buoy that was pulled from Lake Superior by the USCG Cutter Alder. (2006 file photo / Forum News Service)
Zebra mussels double water clarity in Big Winnie: DNR calls meeting to talk about future of walleye fishery
March 12, 2018 - 6:05am
June 8, 2017
This is the bighead carp taken near Redwood Falls by a bowfisher. It weighed 61.7 pounds and measured 47 1/2 inches in length.
Minnesota's largest invasive carp taken near Redwood Falls
June 8, 2017 - 10:49am
September 15, 2016
For first time, invasive crayfish confirmed in Minnesota lake
September 15, 2016 - 12:24pm
August 26, 2016
Minnesota DNR reports two more cases of starry stonewort
August 26, 2016 - 2:29pm
July 12, 2016
Starry stonewort grows in mats that crowd out native vegetation. (Tom Cherveny / Tribune)
More questions than answers as Minnesota battles starry stonewort
July 12, 2016 - 2:20pm
June 17, 2016
Zebra mussels cover rocks and hard substrate throughout Green Lake, and the presence of veligers in the water indicate that they are poised for a second year of growth. These mussels were on a rock pulled from the waters of the Saulsbury Beach access in Spicer. (TOM CHERVENY | TRIBUNE)
Zebra mussels continue explosive growth in Green Lake
June 17, 2016 - 2:27pm
May 26, 2016
Record number of watercraft inspectors to monitor boats
May 26, 2016 - 6:57pm
May 19, 2016
A grouping of zebra mussels. (TRIBUNE FILE)
When it comes to invasive species fight, 'unsuspecting boaters' don't cut it
May 19, 2016 - 10:48am
April 29, 2016
The starry stonewort grows branchlets and forms thick, dense mats that crowd out native vegetation and smother spawning habitat for fish. (SUBMITTED)
Lake Koronis takes on starry stonewort
April 29, 2016 - 11:07am
October 9, 2015
Emerald ash borer means likely Washington County quarantine
October 9, 2015 - 9:05pm
August 4, 2015
Zebra mussels confirmed in Lake Stella in Meeker County
August 4, 2015 - 12:10pm
June 6, 2014
Evan Freeman, watercraft inspection supervisor with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, second from left, watches as Tyler Dick learns to operate the power washer that is now located at the Saulsbury Park access to Green Lake in Spicer. Dick and other trained operators will decontaminate watercraft at no charge this summer. Tribune photo by Tom Cherveny
Power washer available, staffed to decontaminate watercraft at Saulsbury Park access to Green Lake
June 6, 2014 - 11:22pm
May 3, 2013
Fight stepping up against invasive species in Twin Cities area
May 3, 2013 - 7:57am
April 17, 2013
For the last several years, Kandiyohi County officials and area lake associations have been struggling to come up with a local plan to battle invasive species while seeking a comprehensive statewide process and plan from the Legislature. A plan endorsed Tuesday by the country will enable county officials to take greater steps in protecting area lakes from the spread of zebra mussels likes those seen above.
Protecting our lakes: County Board endorses plan to prevent spread of zebra mussels
April 17, 2013 - 7:08am