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Protecting Leech Lake is top priority

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WALKER - In 2004, Eurasian water milfoil was discovered in harbors located on the southern shoreline of Leech Lake.

Minnesota Department of Natural Resources officials spot treated those locations with herbicides in an attempt to contain the invasive plant, and the treatments probably did slow the spread.

It appears, however, that the Eurasian water milfoil (EWM) has won the battle as other patches have been discovered in the lake.

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Pat Miller is the sports editor at the Pioneer.

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