USFWS comes to the aid of a pair of Minn. mussels
By Brian S. Peterson
In these parts, freshwater mussels often conjure up images of invasives, infestations and lake devastation. And that’s understandable. In October, zebra mussels were found in Gull Lake, and Brainerd’s best-known lake was designated as infested waters.
It was the second time in less than four months that zebra mussels were discovered in a popular Minnesota lake. In July, the DNR found them in Lake Minnetonka.
But not all mussels are bad. In fact, nearly all freshwater mussels are a positive for Minn