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County opens AIS Decontamination Station in Crosslake

The Crow Wing County aquatic invasive species (AIS) decontamination station in Crosslake is now open to help stop the spread AIS. The station is located at the Crosslake Joint Highway Maintenance Facility off Highway 3 at 13870 Whipple Drive. It is open from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., seven days a week.

Watercraft decontamination consists of a very hot water rinse used to kill zebra mussels and if needed a high pressure spray to remove material from boats, motors, trailers and personal gear. No soaps, bleaches, or chemicals are used during the process. The station is operated by DNR- trained and certified inspectors who ensure the process effectively and safely removes or kills AIS.

“Working in partnership with the City of Crosslake, this decontamination station will provide a useful service to boaters,” stated Mark Liedl, Land Services Director. “The entire process takes a short time and will be a valuable tool for limiting the spread of AIS in our lakes and rivers,” he added.

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Steps to protect Minnesota’s Lakes and Rivers

With zebra mussels, Eurasian Watermilfoil and other invasive species continuing to be a threat to waters in the Brained lakes area and across Minnesota, the Department of Natural Resources Conservation Officer Robert Haberman (Water Resource Enforcement Officer) is asking boaters to help prevent their spread. The DNR is advising boaters to take a few simple steps to protect Minnesota lakes and rivers and avoid a citation.

The DNR reminds boaters that they MAY NOT:
• Transport watercraft without removing the drain plug.

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Area Golf League Results

Emily Greens Golf Leagues
All is not lost if you are new to the lakes area or just got back from your winter confines. Even though most leagues have started, our leagues can accept new golfers during the season and would not have ‘lost out’ by starting late. Call Gregg for more information or just show up to join and play.

Week of May 23rd
Tuesday Morning Men’s League - 8:30am

A gorgeous morning brought out a great group of guys this week! The competition was fierce, and as always, the guys had a blast.

1st place: Tim Donnay, Gordy Holmgren, Bob Arendt, Cy Kruse

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