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Zebra mussels have 'cleaned' up Pelican Lake, leaving conditions open for weeds to grow. Submitted Photo

Weeding through the 'new normal' at Pelican Lake

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Pelican Lake has, for the past couple of years, been the unfortunate poster child of aquatic invasive species -- specifically zebra mussels.


The beautiful lake between Detroit Lakes and Pelican Rapids spans close to 4,000 acres and has always been considered a pristine Minnesota lake.

But in 2010, word was out that it had been infested with zebra mussels.

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