North Dakota to step up efforts after invasive species found in South Dakota

(Bismarck, ND) -- North Dakota's Game and Fish Department is stepping up its prevention efforts after an invasive species was discovered in South Dakota.  

Zebra mussels were recently found in the South Dakota portion of Lake Oahe.  

Officials say they plan to take extra precautions over the next few months to stop the creatures from spreading to the North Dakota side of the waterway.  

This includes discussing bait water regulations and additional education methods.  

The last time the invasive species was found in North Dakota was in the Red River eight years ago.