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June 17, 2018
Steve Long, left, and Yasmin Scrivner use aquascopes to look for potential invasive species on the lake bottom along the shore of Turtle Lake. The scope allow the user a sharp view of the bottom without the distortions caused by waves. Bob King / Forum News Service
They’re Minnesota’s lake detectives: Volunteers trying to tame invasive species
June 17, 2018 - 8:42am
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 by a bowfisher in a private gravel pit near Redwood Falls, Minn., on June 4, 2017. It weighed 61.7 pounds and was 47 1/2 inches long. Submitted photo.
Minnesota's largest invasive carp taken near Redwood Falls
June 8, 2017 - 2:16pm
January 17, 2017
Insects that burrowed into trees in China got a free ride to Minnesota when untreated logs were made into rustic furniture and shipped to the U.S. Insect experts are worried that, if the bugs escape into the wild, they could wreak havoc on Minnesota trees. Photo courtesy Minnesota Department of Agriculture
Warning: Your furniture may be infested
January 17, 2017 - 5:17pm
January 16, 2017
Letter: Invasive species spread can be stopped in Minnesota
January 16, 2017 - 1:08pm
August 29, 2016
Aquatic Restoration Service, contracted by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, begins the treatment process for the starry stonewort, an invasive species, found in Turtle Lake. Infested water and lake habitat is pumped through the white dewatering bag shown above and filters the water back into the lake while catching the starry stonewort. Forum News Serviceplay button
DNR begins operation to suck out starry stonewort infestation on Turtle Lake
August 29, 2016 - 5:54pm
August 26, 2016
Once established in a lake, starry stonewort can grow in large mats and crowd out native vegetation. Submitted photo.
DNR discovers two more cases of invasive species in Beltrami County
August 26, 2016 - 2:54pm
August 2, 2016
Terry Frazee, left, talks Wednesday to Wendy Borth at the Russ Brown access at Green Lake in Spicer. Frazee is a part of the Green Lake property Owners Association and the Kandiyohi County Aquatic Invasive Species task force. Frazee is advocating I-LIDS, or Internet Landing Installed Device Sensors, be installed at boating docks in Kandiyohi County. (Briana Sanchez / Tribune)
Cameras could be the next weapon against aquatic invasive species
August 2, 2016 - 3:00am
June 1, 2016
Zebra mussels discovered near Abercrombie, N.D., south of Fargo on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2015. Photo courtesy of North Dakota Game and Fish Department
More DNR inspectors checking watercraft for invasives in Minnesota than ever before
June 1, 2016 - 3:30pm
February 24, 2016
A commercial angler caught this bighead carp last week in the Minnesota River near New Ulm.
Invasive bighead carp caught on Minnesota River near New Ulm, DNR says
February 24, 2016 - 4:30pm
December 17, 2015
Conservation Officer Patrick McGownan of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources inspects a boat and motor in this undated photo. With the summer boating season in full swing, the DNR is reminding boaters to follow the state's laws for minimizing the risk of spreading aquatic invasive species. (Minnesota DNR)
DNR seeking watercraft inspection interns for 2016 season
December 17, 2015 - 5:45pm
October 29, 2015
Zebra mussels discovered near Abercrombie, N.D., south of Fargo on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2015.  Photo courtesy of North Dakota Game and Fish Department
With discovery in the Red River, some push for more action on zebra mussels
October 29, 2015 - 6:00am
October 24, 2015
One of several emerald ash borers found on a tree in the 400 block of Baxter Avenue in Superior in August 2013. State and city officials announced Friday that the invasive insect has been found in Duluth. (Clint Austin / Forum News Service)
Forests face peril as invasive insect confirmed in Duluth
October 24, 2015 - 9:00am
October 13, 2015
A heavy coat of zebra mussels covers boats lifts that were removed recently from Green Lake. Last fall there were only a handful of zebra mussels discovered on docks when they were removed from Green Lake. The invasive species was confirmed in Green Lake in 2014.
Zebra mussel population explodes in Green Lake
October 13, 2015 - 10:00pm