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DNR strict on permits to remove lake weeds

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When John Johnson got a ticket this summer for improper placement of his lakeshore weed-control device, he contacted Minnesota Department of Natural Resources officials to complain.

Johnson, who has a residence on Pelican Lake in Otter Tail County, said he was fined $235 for anchoring his WeedRoller on one corner of his dock, when his permit required it be attached to the other corner.

"It was splitting hairs," said Johnson, who said he's been told his ticket may be voided.

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