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Aquatic invasive species not only impact the health of a lake, but the economic health of the lakes area community.

There’s a fine balance between protecting a lake from aquatic invasive species and restricting the public’s use of a publicly owned waterway.

Who is responsible for paying for the treatment and monitoring of lakes to stop the spread — lake associations, the Minnesota DNR, local municipalities or violators caught illegally transporting them on boats?

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Jodie Tweed
Jodie Tweed has been a staff writer at the Brainerd Dispatch since May 1997, primarily covering education and writing human interest stories. She also took over as HealthWatch editor in the spring of 2010. A graduate of Pequot Lakes High School, she received her bachelor’s degree in mass communications at Bemidji State University and her master’s degree in mass communications at St. Cloud State University. She previously worked as news director at KLKS Radio in Breezy Point and was a media consultant at a Twin Cities public relations firm. She also worked as a staff assistant for the former “Nashville Now” television show on The Nashville Network while attending college in Nashville. She and her husband, Nels, have three daughters, Erika, 17, Madeline, 2, and Beatrice, who was born in April 2011.