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MN DNR Training/Permitting for Lake Service Providers

In 2011 the State of Minnesota passed new aquatic invasive species (AIS) transportation laws to prevent the spread of AIS between bodies of water within Minnesota.  A variety of restrictions have been imposed on lake service providers (individuals who install or remove water-related equipment or structures from waters of the State for hire).  One restriction requires lake service providers to obtain a permit (via completion of a Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (MN DNR) training course) to operate.   The MN DNR has completed the coordination of that training course and has now partnered with Minnesota Waters to implement this task.  The following information and links will provide you with all the information the LMCD has received from both the MN DNR and Minnesota Waters:

For scheduling and certification questions, please contact Minnesota Waters at or 320-257-6630.

For technical questions regarding the State of Minnesota Transportation Laws (including whether an individual needs to be certified), please contact Jay Rendall at or 651-259-5131.

Posted on: January 18th, 2012