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Zebra mussels have been found in waters south and east of Beltrami County, and have been identified as a main aquatic invasive species. Last week, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources confirmed the presence of zebra mussels in two Itasca County lakes.

Volunteer coordinator may be needed to combat aquatic invasive species

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BEMIDJI — The creeping threat of aquatic invasive species, not yet seen in Beltrami County lakes, rivers and ponds, may result in the hiring of a coordinator to help consolidate efforts to combat the invaders.


It would be a proactive step for a county that is surrounded by others currently dealing with treatment, rather than prevention, of an aquatic infection.

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Justin Glawe
Reporting on crime, courts and Beltrami county government. Follow me on Twitter @JustinGlawe.
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