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Zebra mussels confirmed in 3 Minnesota lakes

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has confirmed three new reports of zebra mussels in central Minnesota lakes in the last week: Detroit Lake in Becker County, Signalness Lake (popularly known as Mountain Lake) in Pope County, and Round Lake in Aitkin and Crow Wing counties.

The number of new zebra mussel finds in 2016 is running close to last year at this time. "Most new zebra mussel infestations are found and reported from late July to mid-August,” said Heidi Wolf, DNR invasive species unit supervisor. “Ten new finds have been confirmed this season, similar to the number confirmed last year at this time. We also add some connected waters to the list when their infestation is likely.”

Less than two percent of Minnesota’s 11,842 lakes are listed as infested with zebra mussels.

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Area Golf League Results

Emily Greens Golf Leagues
Our leagues on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday had great weather and great golf opportunities.

Week of August 15th
Tuesday Morning Men’s League - 8:30am
1st place – Jim Shallman, Bob Ecklund, Butch Eaton
2nd place – Bob Elliott, Bill Wroblewski, Craig Larson, Gary Majewski
3rd place – Gordy Holmgren, Al Schewe, Jerry Johnson
4th place – Ron Germann, Don Atwater, Keith Walker, Mike Oelrich

Closest to the Pin – Rick Blackmon, Bruce Nelson
Long Putt – Jack Anderson
Chip Ins – Elmer Johnson x2, Bill Wroblewski

Tuesday Morning Back 9 League – 10:30am
1st place – Jack Helmen, Jack Schuller, Larry Wickstrom, Tom Walker
2nd place – Keith Walker, Larry Neer, John Harris, Al Schewe
3rd place – Gary Nelson, Craig Larson, Rick Blackmon, Elmer Johnson

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