Lake Independence
Treatment to resume in spring on Lake Independence The early onset of winter has cut short efforts of Three Rivers Park District to combat an infestation of zebra mussels in Lake Independence, but the district and its contractor have made progress this year, according to Rich Brasch, senior water re...Read More
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Blue green algae bloom reported in Mooney Lake Two area lakes, Lake Independence and Mooney Lake, have encountered problems with aquatic invasive species, and weather has complicated the two scenarios. After an initial battle with high winds and high wave action, Three Rivers Park District is making...Read More
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Access closed during treatment  The Lake Independence boat access in Baker Park Reserve was closed at 8 a.m. Monday, Oct. 6, to enable a contractor to treat the area in which zebra mussels were discovered. Zebra mussels are an invasive species that also have been found in Lake Minnetonka and Christ...Read More
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The body of an elderly man was discovered in Lake Independence on Tuesday, Sept. 9. At approximately 6:05 a.m., the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office responded to a 911 call from a fisherman who reported that something suspicious was in the water in Lake Independence. Upon arrival, deputies determi...Read More
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Study offers cost-effective ideas  The cost of improving water quality in lakes Independence and Sarah is looming like a dark cloud over cities in the Pioneer Sarah Creek Watershed District, including Independence, Loretto, Medina and Greenfield. A cleanup plan for each lake — called a total maxi...Read More
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To the Editor: In August 2012, Lake Independence Citizens Association and 21 individual property owners filed a lawsuit against Paul Merz, James Merz and Merz Farms Family LLLP related to the operation of a small dairy farm located near Lake Independence in Maple Plain. The lawsuit claimed that the ...Read More
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