The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources said Thursday that they've started on a research project to discover an effective and environmentally safe means to control zebra mussels and protect aquatic ecosystems. The DNR said Zequanox is a natural product that was approved by the Environmental Protection Agency for use in controlling zebra and quagga mussels that attach, colonize and clog closed industrial water systems.
Police: Teens 'careen recklessly' in stolen BMW, Mercedes in north metro
They ended up crashing the stolen vehicles, with two arrested and two others on the run.
Charges: California woman embezzled over $1M from MN employer
Mai Xiong faces several federal charges in the case.
Shot woman who sparked appeal found injured at Twin Cities hotel
Authorities began searching for Hsa Say early Monday morning.
Development may bring changes to Stonebrooke Golf Club in 2023
The popular southwest metro golf course offers scenic views of O'Dowd Lake.
Homeowners alert DNR to grouse hunting complaints in Northland
Some hunters are allegedly shooting directly in front of houses.
Charges: Teen couple tortured children while babysitting in St. Paul
A doctor called this "the worst case of abuse he has seen in over 20 years."
New apartment proposal could spell the end for Myth Live
Myth Live in Maplewood has a spotty past with the surrounding community.
Police trying to find woman, 18, who was shot at in St. Paul
Police are looking for help finding the woman.
Man sentenced to life in prison for 2021 murder of girlfriend
Lacy Jo Krube, 36, was found unresponsive at her St. Paul home, after she'd been beaten in Brooklyn Park.
Police: Man found dead at rural farm was victim of homicide
The 79-year-old's body was found Tuesday.
Zebra mussels pesticide shows promise in small test
The Department of Natural Resources says there's hope that a chemical might help stop the spread of the invasive aquatic species that is fast spreading in Minnesota lakes. The DNR treated Rose Lake in Otter Tail County last fall, and two divers who scoured the lake this week did not find any zebra mussels.
Lake associations sue DNR over failure to keep out zebra mussels
Property owners on three Carver County lakes are suing Minnesota DNR Commissioner Tom Landwehr. They argue that it's up to the state agency to develop an approach that will stop the spread of invasive zebra mussels. And they say Commissioner Landwehr has failed in that duty.
DNR's attempt at ridding lakes of zebra mussels fails
A new treatment that was intended to kill zebra mussels in two Minnesota lakes was not successful. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources used copper sulfate, a chemical used to treat swimmer's itch, to get rid of the invasive species in Lake Irene in Douglas County and Rose Lake in Otter Tail County.
Biologists welcome mysterious zebra mussels retreat
Biologists say they don't know yet why zebra mussels disappeared from a 25-mile stretch of the St. Croix River. They think either turbulent water or hungry carp might be behind the sudden retreat of the invasive shellfish that displaces native species.
DNR planning roadside checks in 2012
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is going to start conducting random roadside checks in 2012. Conservation officers will inspect trailers, boats and other vehicles to help stop the spread of zebra mussels and other aquatic invasive species. More decontamination units and watercraft inspectors will also be deployed at infested lakes and rivers around the state.
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