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Eurasian Watermilfoil Found in Sherburne County Lake

Eurasian Watermilfoil has been found in another central Minnesota lake.

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Tax Bill Adds $10M a Year for Invasive Species

The tax bill signed by Gov. Mark Dayton provides an extra $10 million a year for local government programs to fight the spread of aquatic invasive species.

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Researchers Confirm New Fruit Fly in Minnesota

University of Minnesota researchers have confirmed a new invasive fruit fly in Minnesota.

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DNR Asks You to Inspect Docks, Rafts and Boat Lifts for Invasive Species

UNDATED -- With news of zebra mussels discovered in a Stearns County lake, the DNR is again reminding shoreland owners to check for invasive species when removing docks, rafts and boat lifts this fall

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Minnesota Lake Residents Tax Selves to Fight Invasives

Minnesota lakeshore residents are changing tactics in the fight against aquatic invasive species - they're taxing themselves. Lake property owners have increasingly started forming lake improvement districts, which have the authority to levy property taxes.

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DNR Offers Tips, Reminders About Boat Winterization

The Minnesota Department of natural Resources has some reminders and some tips for cabin owners who are looking to take their boats, docks and boat lifts out of the water for the winter.

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DNR: “Invasive Species Violation Rates Unacceptable”

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources says boaters are violating rules against aquatic invasive species at an unacceptable rate.

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DNR Outlines Steps to Combat Invasive Species

Minnesota conservation officials will take new steps in 2012 to stop the spread of invasive species.

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Dayton Asks Congress for Help with Invasive Carp

Governor Mark Dayton says it's urgent for Minnesota to stop invasive Asian carp from spreading widely into its waters. Dayton convened what was billed as a "carp summit" Monday, where a Department of Natural Resources specialist outlined an action plan that would include permanently closing the Upper St. Anthony Falls lock and dam to prevent the fish from getting upstream.

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DNR: Zebra Mussels Found In 2 Western Minnesota Lakes

The state Department of Natural Resources says zebra mussels have spread to two lakes in western Minnesota. DNR biologists confirmed that the pests are now in Brophy and Cowdry lakes near Alexandria.

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