- Associated Press - Tuesday, December 16, 2014

SHOREWOOD, Minn. (AP) - The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources says its contractor has delayed work to kill zebra mussels in a small Minneapolis-area lake.

The agency and its contractor will inject potash under the ice of Christmas Lake on Friday instead of Tuesday.

Officials say it’s the first time potash has been used for this purpose in Minnesota and only the third time in the U.S.

Potash is a potassium compound often used in agriculture and industry. The DNR says if the application succeeds, it will be the first time zebra mussels have been eradicated from a Minnesota lake.

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