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October 29, 2013
Rich Rezanka, an aquatic biologist with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources displays a stick covered with zebra mussels during an event at the McQuade Safe Harbor in Duluth bringing attention to the changes in the aquatic invasive species laws that take effect Sunday. Fines for transporting watercraft witn invasive species will double. (Clint Austin /
Minnesota officials want more state spending on invasive species
October 29, 2013 - 6:45pm
October 27, 2013
Zebra mussels are notorious for clinging to hard structures, where they quickly establish large colonies and crowd out more desirable species.
N.D. ramps up zebra mussel inspections
October 27, 2013 - 9:30am
September 17, 2013
Lake property owners spend more to fight invasive species
September 17, 2013 - 8:30pm
September 14, 2013
The challenge of preventing the spread of aquatic nuisance species within or into North Dakota is great, and the responsibility lies with everyone who uses state waters for recreation or work. (N.D. Game and Fish Department photo)
DOUG LEIER: Everyone shares responsibility in preventing the spread of ANS
September 14, 2013 - 9:20pm
August 7, 2013
In this Feb. 9, 2010 file photo, two Asian carp are displayed on Capitol Hill in Washington, during a Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment hearing on preventing the induction of the carp, a aquatic invasive species into the Great Lakes. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
Most Minnesotans "very concerned" about Asian carp, poll says
August 7, 2013 - 8:45pm
July 13, 2013
Lake Minnetonka locals reflect on effects of invasive species
July 13, 2013 - 11:52pm
Protecting Leech Lake is top priority
July 13, 2013 - 11:46pm
Pat Rooney, owner of Denny's Resort on Lake Winnibigoshish, stands beside his private harbor holding non-native Chinese and banded mystery snails. The snails, long established in the lake, do not seem to do any harm, but zebra mussels -- larvae of which were discovered this winter in Lake Winnie -- are more concerning. Rooney points out that where the snails take up residence -- dozens cover each of his dock posts -- are the prime locations for zebra mussel infestations. MONTE DRAPER | BEMIDJI PIONEER
Lakes dealing with invasive species work to continue educating public
July 13, 2013 - 11:42pm
July 7, 2013
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Level 1 boat inspector Ginny Barsness, right, approaches boat owner Doug Peterson and Dylan Klegstad on Wednesday, July 3, 2013, to inspect their boat for aquatic invasive species at the Nymore access to Lake Bemidji. As it was the first time Peterson put his boat in the water for the season, Barsness' role was an educational talk, not an inspection. MONTE DRAPER | BEMIDJI PIONEER
Taking AIM at AIS: Invasive species are on the doorstep in Bemidji
July 7, 2013 - 6:00am
February 28, 2013
Electric Asian carp barrier clears Minnesota legislative committee
February 28, 2013 - 1:35am
February 20, 2013
Minnesota Natural Resources Commissioner Tom Landwehr, left, and Gov. Mark Dayton lead a Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013, about how to stop Asian carp. (Forum News Service photo by Don Davis)
Carp fighters hook invasion solutions in Minnesota
February 20, 2013 - 4:23pm
February 5, 2013
OUR OPINION: No time to waste on Asian carp
February 5, 2013 - 9:09pm
January 15, 2013
Chairman David Dill of Crane Lake runs his House Environment and Natural Resources Policy Committee Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013, as members discuss Asian carp. With Dill is Committee Administrator Peter Strohmeier. (Forum News Service photo by Don Davis)
Asian carp barrier: disco, electric or lock-out?
January 15, 2013 - 9:59pm
June 30, 2012
Boaters beware: Minnesota fines double for aquatic species
June 30, 2012 - 8:27pm
April 8, 2012
Boaters get a jump on spring March 23 by putting the boat in on Lake Minnetonka, one of several Minnesota lakes declared as infested because of invasive species such as zebra mussels. Lakefront property owners through lake associations and city governments are frustrated with Minnesota Department of Natural Resources regulations regarding invasive species. Photo by Marlin Levison, Star Tribune (Minneapolis)
War over invasive species prevention spills into Minnesota courts
April 8, 2012 - 12:00am