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Becker County leaders, residents want more state spending on invasive species

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By Dan Gunderson / Minnesota Public Radio

BECKER COUNTY, Minn. – Joe Eisterhold ran his hands across a boat lift near Big Detroit Lake, feeling for tell-tale traces of juvenile zebra mussels. On painted surfaces, the tiny, destructive pests feel like sandpaper.


“Gotta emphasize that people need to look at their equipment,” Eisterhold, a Minnesota Department of Natural Resources invasive species specialist, said as he felt around the lift.

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