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Published July 30, 2012, 05:19 PM

Minnesota struggling to stop the spread of zebra mussels

Minnesota (WDAY TV) -- There are some troubling numbers from the state of Minnesota. A new program aimed at stopping the spread of invasive species, is having a hard time keeping up.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

Minnesota (WDAY TV) -- There are some troubling numbers from the state of Minnesota. A new program aimed at stopping the spread of invasive species, is having a hard time keeping up.

More than 60 lakes are now infested with zebra mussels. The DNR says about 20% of the boats they check are in violation of laws used to prevent the spread. That means boat owners either failed to pull plugs, drained water or removed weeds.

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