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Becker County AIS deputy sheriff Darwin Nundahl looks under a boat coming off Big Detroit Lake at the south public access Friday morning. DL NEWSPAPERS/Brian Basham

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Flowering rush. Curly leaf pondweed. Zebra mussels. Is there anyone in the area who hasn’t heard of one or all of these invasive species? Not likely.


Over the last few years, Becker County, Detroit Lakes, Pelican River Watershed District and lake associations have increased the education, awareness, treatment and research of these invasives, becoming one of the leading counties in the state in the fight of AIS.

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