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Zebra mussels found in Itasca County lakes

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DULUTH, Minn. - The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources on Thursday confirmed that zebra mussels have been found in Sand Lake in Itasca County.

DNR aquatic invasive species experts confirmed the finding of a citizen who discovered adult zebra mussels attached to a dock removed from Sand Lake last fall and inspected this spring before it was put back in the lake.

The DNR then checked connected waters and found more zebra mussels in Little Sand Lake.

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