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DNR confirms zebra mussels in Otter Tail County lake

ST. PAUL -- Round Lake in Otter Tail County is the latest body of water in Minnesota to have zebra mussels.

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources said zebra mussels were found on equipment being removed for the season on Round Lake’s eastern shore. The DNR said no additional zebra mussels were discovered during a follow-up search on several other areas of the lake.

Nearby, but not connected, Rush Lake had a confirmed case of zebra mussels last year.

Both lakes are about eight miles south of Perham.

Minnesota law requires keeping docks and lifts out of the water for at least 21 days before putting them into another body of water.

More than 360 bodies of water in Minnesota are confirmed to have had zebra mussels

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