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Amy Thorstenson with Golden Sands Resource Conservation and Development Council in Stevens Point, drops clumps of milfoil with hundreds of weevils attached into Perch Lake on Friday. (Photo by Jeff Holmquist)

Weevils help park fight invasive weed

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Since Friday morning, 12,000 new bugs now call Perch Lake home.

A bunch of bugs may not sound like a good thing to some water lovers. But to Perch Lake lakeshore property owners and Homestead Parklands officials, an expanding population of milfoil weevils is welcome news.

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The hope is that more bugs will mean fewer weeds in the lake.

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Jeff Holmquist
Jeff Holmquist has been managing editor of the New Richmond News since 2004. He holds a bachelor's degree in journalism and business administration from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. He has previously worked as editor in Wadena, Minn.; Detroit Lakes, Minn.; Hutchinson, Minn.; and Bloomington, Minn. He also was previously owner of the Osceola Sun, Stillwater Courier and Scandia Messenger along with his wife. Together they previously founded and published The Old Times newspaper for antiques and collectibles collectors; and Up!, a Christian magazine of hope and encouragement.
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