Zebra mussels confirmed in Ten Mile Lake

Zebra mussel larvae has been confirmed in a lake near Hackensack.

According to a release from the DNR, a research scientist identified 17 microscopic zebra mussel veligers in a sample taken from Ten Mile Lake in September.

Veligers are indications of reproducing populations, and lakeshore property owners should inspect their water equipment such as docks and boats for any evidence of zebra mussels.

Docks taken elsewhere for winter storage from an infested body of water may be required to obtain a permit.

More information is available on the DNR’s website.


Larissa Donovan is the News Director for the stations of Paul Bunyan Broadcasting and has been, almost without interruption, since Election Day 2016. She covers events and issues in north central Minnesota, which include local government, crime, courts, education, environment and social issues. She studied communications at Bemidji State University and received her degree in 2018. Larissa, native to the great state of New York, grew up in Bemidji, and enjoys spending her spare time with her family and pet cat. She also loves Star Trek, punk rock music and the theater.


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