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Rising lakes threaten cabins

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GRAND FORKS - An invasive plant species is causing more than an eyesore at one Minnesota lake.

Last year, the state Department of Natural Resources designated Polk County's Union Lake as infested waters because it has the non-native Eurasian watermilfoil weed. That means the more than $600,000 pump and outlet pipelines installed in 1999 had to be turned off to prevent the spread to other lakes and rivers.

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