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Conservation Officer Julie Siems and Brady search for AIS on a boat. Dogs are being trained to detect zebra mussels to make AIS inspections easier. Submitted Photo

Boaters on local lakes still violating AIS laws

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Aquatic invasive species (AIS) violations have remained steady during the 2014 boating season, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR).

"In our area, we're still running into a couple nights a week where there is someone in violation either with their drain plug in, or weeds on their trailer or even transporting zebra mussels. It's a steady average," said Lt. Robert Haberman, a water resources enforcement officer with the DNR.

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