An invasive weed which has been spreading across the midwest has now been discovered in Minnesota. Palmer Amaranth, also known as Palmer Pigweed has been discovered on a farm in Yellow Medicine County.
The Minnesota DNR is asking boaters to take some extra time this holiday weekend to make sure boats and equipment are clean going in, and coming out of lakes and rivers to prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species.
Last summer, the aquatic invasive species Starry Stonewart was found in Paynesville's Lake Koronis. It's the first known infestation of Starry Stonewart in Minnesota. The Legislature took notice and passed a bill this session allocating $200,000 to help fight the weedy invader.