Minnesota DNR discovers zebra mussels in Lake Edward and Mahnomen pit lake

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources confirmed zebra mussels were found in Lake Edward and the Mahnomen Mine Pit No. 1 in Crow Wing County.

A DNR invasive species specialist confirmed an adult zebra mussel in the beach area of a Lake Edward resort north of Merrifield. The DNR confirmed a second zebra mussel about a half-mile from the initial report site, a news release from the agency said Thursday.  Click on the following sentence to access the full story.

The latest zebra mussels discoveries come as U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan on Wednesday urged the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to double down its efforts to combat the expansion of zebra mussels.

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