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 Invasives Blamed for Loon Deaths



The Mining Journal 3/12/13



Nearly 900 loons and probably more died while migrating south acrosss Lake Michigan last fall, and scientists suspect invasive species may be to blame.   For the full article, click on:  Loon Deaths





 Legislators Talk Budget, AIS at Local Town Hall



Park Rapids Enterprise,  2/20/2013


State Sen. Rod Skoe and Rep. Roger Erickson talked about the budget, Aquatic Invasive Species and other issues with constituents Saturday afternoon at a town hall in Park Rapids.   To read the full article, click on:  Legislators




Zebra Mussel Larvae Confirmed in

Lake Winnibigoshish



Duluth New Tribune-1/31/13


Zebra mussels have been moved into yet another famous Minnesota lake, this time Lake Winnibigoshish, one of the Northland’s most popular fishing lakes, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources confirmed Thursday.  For the full article, click on:  Lake Winnibigoshish



AIS Training for Lake Service Providers





This year, owners of lake service provider businesses in Minnesota can choose from 19 aquatic invasive species (AIS) training sessions offered throughout the state, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR).   To read further, click on:  Lake Service Providers



Triclosan Pollutes Mn. Lakes, U. of M. Study Finds



Mn. Public Radio, 1/22/13


ST. PAUL, Minn. — Increasing amounts of triclosan, a common antibacterial agent used in soaps and other products, has been detected in Minnesota lakes, according to the results of a new University of Minnesota study.  To read further, click on:  Triclosan




Grob Appointed to Three-year Term on AIS Advisory Board



Park Rapids Enterprise 1/12/2013


Park Rapids resident, COLA member and Board of Adjustment member, Ken Grob has been appointed to a new statewide Aquatic Invasive Species committee.  To read further, click on:  Ken Grob