Minnesota DNR ups inspections for invasive species

ST. PAUL, Minn. — The Minnesota DNR will increase the amount of boat inspections to stop the spread of invasive species.

The DNR will increase the number of launch-ramp seasonal employees from 90 to 110. It will also use volunteers, such as members of lake associations, to check boats and educate users. About 300 landings will be staffed this summer.

Of particular concern are zebra mussels and unwanted plants, such as Eurasian milfoil.

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