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Zebra mussels have been found in seven lakes in the Alexandria area.

Zebra mussels in Pelican Lake

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Zebra mussels have been found in Pelican Lake, bringing new regulations to bear on those who use the lake, and raising concerns of mussel infestation through the Pelican, Ottertail and Red river chains all the way to Lake Winnipeg.

It marks the first time the mussels have been confirmed in the area and in the Red River Basin.

A non-native invasive species, zebra mussels pose serious ecological and economic threats to Minnesota's lakes and streams.

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