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While there are steps to combat Eurasian water milfoil and curly pond leaf that are already in many lakes in Kandiyohi County, there is no effective way to rid lakes of zebra mussels. Tribune photo

Zebra mussels already impacting Alexandria area property values

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If anything is going to be done to prevent invasive species like zebra mussels from entering county lakes, it may have to be done locally.

Kandiyohi County Commissioner Dennis Peterson said legislators do not understand how serious the problem is and the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is procrastinating and not taking necessary action.

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