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Zebra mussel madness in Alexandria area

Dr. Daniel Molloy described three major impacts caused by the spread of zebra mussels. By: Wendy Wilson, Alexandria Echo Press Dr. Daniel Molloy described three major impacts caused by the spread of zebra mussels. One is recreational. Beach-goers could cut their feet on the sharp mussel shells. Live mussels also wash onto shore, leaving behind […]

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Zebra mussels talk draws full house

By Casey Merkwan Reporter Concerned community members and experts packed a room at the Chanhassen Community Center last week to learn more about the dreaded zebra mussels. More than 50 people attended a forum that featured speakers Steve McComas, an aquatic biologist and ecologist, Luke Skinner from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and Eric […]

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Ramp gates a solution for zebra mussels?

Article by: LAURIE BLAKE , Star Tribune Homeowners on Christmas Lake are pushing for a better way to protect their clean waters. In another grass-roots attempt to stop the spread of zebra mussels from Lake Minnetonka, homeowners on nearby Christmas Lake are angling to have a code-activated gate installed on the lake’s solitary boat ramp. […]

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Zebra mussels in Lake Minnetonka

TOM MEERSMAN, Star Tribune Zebra mussels have invaded Lake Minnetonka, a breach of the state’s defenses against invasive species that threatens to dramatically change the character of Minnesota’s 10th-largest lake within just a few years. Department of Natural Resources biologists confirmed Wednesday that a small number of mussels are attached to rocks along the shore, […]

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