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STOPPING MILFOIL The key steps are to clean, drain, and dry boats and equipment. Anglers and boaters are required by law to: •Drain bait buckets, bilges and live wells before leaving any water access. •Remove aquatic plants from boats and trailers to prevent the spread of invasive species. •Pull the plug on their boat and drain all water when leaving all waters of the state. •Keep the drain plug out while transporting water-related equipment. More information on Eurasian watermilfoil and other aquati...

Milfoil found in Lake L'Homme Dieu

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Eurasian watermilfoil has been discovered growing in Lake L'Homme Dieu in Alexandria, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR).

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A small patch of the nonnative, invasive aquatic plant was discovered by an angler June 27 in the middle of the lake between the Krueger's Creek and Rotary Beach public accesses.

It was later verified by a DNR staff aquatic plant biologist.

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