invasive species

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Carver County removes as many as 50,000 goldfish from local waters

The county started tracking the invasive species over the spring.

jumping worm

Minnesota DNR: Be on the lookout for invasive jumping worms

The jumping worms can destroy gardens and lawns, and aren't good for using as bait.

Lily leaf beetle adult - Mariusz Sobieski Bugwood.org

Lily-destroying beetle found in Minnesota for the first time

The lily leaf beetle is of concern to gardeners and homeowners with lilies and a few other plants.

Zebra mussels

Research yields positive results in Minnesota's fight against zebra mussels

Nearly 500 bodies of water in Minnesota are infested with the invasive species.

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Oak-killing disease could be on its way to Minnesota, officials warn

The disease causes sudden oak death, and is feared to be making its way to the Midwest.

Viburnum beetle

Invasive beetle found in Minnesota for the first time

The beetle weakens and eventually kills viburnum plants.

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Invasive goldfish population spikes in Chaska chain of lakes

Goldfish aren't good for Minnesota's waterways.

Invasive tree pest has now been found in festive wreaths in Minnesota

People are urged to burn or trash the wreaths and boughs after the holidays are over.

Alert in Wisconsin after invasive pests found in Christmas wreaths

Buyers have been advised to burn wreaths and boughs at risk from the pests.

Here's why the DNR put an invasive carp back in the St. Croix

It's part of the fight to keep the fish out of the state