Just in time for Minnesota's warm-weather boating season, state conservation officials Thursday released a list of waterways newly discovered to be infested with invasive species such as Asian carp, zebra mussels and Eurasian milfoil. Added were nearly two dozen lakes and stretches of the Mississippi and St. Croix rivers.
Missing: 17-year-old Waite Park boy last seen July 3
Police say there is no reason to believe he's in danger.
Northfield bicyclist killed in crash identified as 14-year-old
She was riding her bike to soccer practice before a driver hit her last week.
Man's body found near empty fishing boat on St. Croix River
The boat, and an unoccupied truck found on the shore, belong to a 43-year-old White Bear Lake man.
Police identify MOA shooting suspects, issue nationwide warrants
Three Twin Cities residents were charged Monday in connection with helping the suspects escape.
Charges: Best Western employees helped MOA shooting suspects escape
Prosecutors allege two Best Western employees helped the suspects escape.
What to watch for in 2022 Minnesota primary elections
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Charges: Felon accused of firing shots at police during Meeker Co. standoff
The 31-year-old surrendered after a 28-hour standoff in rural Meeker County.
Weekend rain totals pushed 6+ inches in Minnesota, Iowa; 10 in Illinois
Big-time rain totals across southern Minnesota, southeast South Dakota, northern Iowa and northern Illinois.
Man who had meth, guns in checked luggage at MSP Airport gets 10 years
Kevin Alan Aguilar-Moreno, 21, attempted to board a Delta flight to Phoenix in October of last year.
Melissa Etheridge contracts COVID-19, cancels Shakopee show
The show will not be rescheduled.
Lawmaker worries state fight against invasive species infringes on liberty
Minnesota's fight against invasive species such as zebra mussels and Asian carp includes mandatory boat inspections and fines for failure to clean boats. To State Rep. Steve Drazkowski it's more government that takes away individual liberties.
Senate Republicans propose using Legacy Amendment funds to create invasive species research center
The new $3.8 million center at the University of Minnesota would focus on developing ways to fight aquatic species like zebra mussels and Asian carp.
Penalties double for invasive species violations
Tougher laws aimed to prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species, like zebra mussels and spiny waterfleas, go into effect Sunday, July 1 -- doubling fines for Minnesota boaters who are caught violating the rules. The Department of Natural Resources says about 20 percent of boaters are not taking the basic precautions to comply with the laws. The new fines range from $100 to $500 dollars.
Fines for not meeting invasive species laws double starting Sunday
Got aquatic weeds hanging off your boat or trailer? The fine goes from $50 up to $100 on July 1. The DNR says it'll have 140 inspectors out checking compliance with the boating laws meant to limit the spread of invasive species such as zebra mussels and Eurasian watermilfoil.
Report: Millions spent annually fighting aquatic invasive species in Minnesota
A new report, commissioned by The Nature Conservancy, says Minnesota spends nearly $8 million a year fighting aquatic invasive species. Minnesota Public Radio notes the fight is complicated because there is no single method to control all the different types of invasive species.
Invasive species experts head to St. Paul for two-day symposium
The Minnehaha Creek Watershed District put together the event that will spend a day focusing on invasive aquatic plants and another on animals. Speakers include Sen. Amy Klobuchar, who will discuss the effort in Washington to stop the advance of Asian carp.
Two invasive species have infested one of the state's biggest rivers
Two different invasive species are in it
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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