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Charlie Kellner shows one of the zebra mussels his boat service technician recently found during the winterizing process. The boat had come from Lake Minnetonka, which is known to have zebra mussels, and was eventually headed to Fish Hook Lake come spring. (Sarah Smith / Enterprise)

Zebra mussels found on boat bound for Fish Hook

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The calcified zebra mussel Charlie Kellner keeps at his boat business in Park Rapids is more evidence that the invasive species war is at the doorstep and the north woods may be powerless to stall its onslaught.


Service technician John Walen recently worked on a boat that came out of Lake Minnetonka for winter storage, slated for a spring launch on Fish Hook Lake.

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Sarah Smith
Sarah Smith is the outdoors editor. She covers courts, business and breaking news in addition to outdoors events.
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