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.
MN apartment complex loses heat, nearly 150 residents evacuated
A boiler problem caused the heating issue.
Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Thursday, January 27
Cases remain very high but hospitalizations have been plateaued for the past week.
Minnesota state trooper injured at crash scene on I-35
The trooper was in his squad when another vehicle struck.
Charges: Man stole thousands from 3 Twin Cities banks
When he was arrested, police found a folding knife on him.
Here's what Kwesi Adofo-Mensah said in his first press conference
The 40-year-old former Wall Street trader originally wanted to be an economics professor.
Minnesota DFL to allow non-voters to participate in its caucuses
The party is holding its precinct caucuses this Tuesday.
Council member offers first comments on DWI, fleeing police charges
Prosecutors say he was drunk while fleeing police on the wrong side of the highway.
Charges: Man schemed to illegally buy gun used in Truck Park mass shooting
He's the second person to be charged in connection to the straw-purchasing scheme.
Walz announces $2 million to distribute KN95 masks in Minnesota
The announcement comes after federal officials have updated guidelines to recommend KN95 and N95 masks.
Southwest LRT may now cost $2.75B, won't open until 2027
Met Council said last year it would open in 2023.
Broncos hiring Packers OC sparks speculation Rodgers could follow
What about both Rodgers and Davante Adams teaming up in Denver?
Fire tears through House of Charity building in Minneapolis
The charity serves hundreds of meals to those in need daily.
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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