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DNR Water Resource Officer Larry hanson with his AIS-sniffing dog, Digger. They'll be in DL Saturday. Submitted Photo

DNR dog sniffs out AIS mussels

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In order to get a black lab interested in finding zebra mussels, start with venison.

“It’s easy to teach ‘the game’ of sniffing it out, because dogs love venison,” said Larry Hanson, one of three Minnesota DNR officers with dogs trained to sniff out zebra mussels.


He’ll be outside the Pavilion in Detroit Lakes Saturday at 11:15 a.m. to give a brief demonstration at the invitation of the Lake Detroiters Association, which holds its annual meeting that day.

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