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.
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
Bring Me The News brings you a breakdown of what to watch for Tuesday.
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.
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.
Two invasive species have infested one of the state's biggest rivers
Two different invasive species are in it
List of waterways with invasive species grows
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.
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.
Boaters forced to live with new restrictions
As Asian carp, zebra mussels and other invasive species invade our waters, the reality of Minnesota's long tradition of carefree boating is coming to an end. The state is ramping up its defenses by stopping drivers at mandatory roadside checks, doubling fines and increasing a fleet of boat decontamination units.
Local craft brew owners donate all proceeds to fight invasive species
A trio of Twin Cities friends have formed a craft crew company with only one goal in mind: to donate 100 percent of its proceeds to the fight against invasive species in Minnesota Lakes. On the market since May, the Tonka Beer Company's Big Island Shandy has already become a hit, and has enabled the friends to contribute $10,000 to the cause.
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