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Zebra mussels confirmed in Cass Lake in Cass County

Zebra mussels have been confirmed in Cass Lake located in Cass County in northwestern Minnesota, according to the Department of Natural Resources.

A citizen discovered the zebra mussels earlier in the week while collecting shells on the beach on the southeast corner of Cedar Island. The area is a popular beach and swimming area where people park their watercraft to swim and fish.

Three hollow (dead) zebra mussels of varying sizes (ages) were collected. The samples were given to a DNR creel clerk who submitted them to the DNR area fisheries office in Bemidji where they were verified to be zebra mussels.

Following the identification, DNR staff conducted a search on Cass Lake around the northwest and southeast points of Cedar Island. The crew inspected more than 200 items along 565 feet of shoreline and 2,500 square feet of lake habitat and found zebra mussels in a variety of sizes.

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Enjoy Crosslake Days - Fall Festival

Thousands flock to Crosslake each September to enjoy Crosslake Days.

The celebration offers something for all ages including a classic car and motorcycle show, arts & crafts fair, chili cook-off, kid's activities, live music and much more.

Join us in celebrating the recent legislative passage of the infamous "Chili Bill" and enjoy this fall festival while taking in the natural beauty of Crosslake, splashed in the glorious autumn colors! Crosslake is the place to be September 25-27, 2014.

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