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INVASIVE SPECIES

The DNR is taking public comments until Dec. 9. The new rules will likely take effect sometime in the spring.
The aggressive-acting invasive crayfish sparked investigation into multi-state crayfish scandal.
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has confirmed the invasive algae starry stonewort in Bowen Lake, near Backus in Cass County and in Turtle River Lake, near the city of Turtle River in Beltrami County.
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources announced Monday that Lake Koronis has a confirmed report of zebra mussels. A fishing guide snagged a zebra mussel on Lake Koronis on July 8. The lake became the first in Minnesota infested by starry stonewort when it was discovered in its waters in 2015.

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"Growing Together" columnist Don Kinzler says our awareness of the invasive insect can help stop the spread.
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The Natural Resources Research Institute is researching best use of eDNA to detect zebra mussels and other invaders in Minnesota lakes.

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