We know zebra mussels spread quickly, but seeing them cover almost every inch of an object is astounding.
One North Dakota man apparently thought so, too.
He told Minnesota state conservation officers that he found a zebra mussel-covered shopping cart next to some dumpsters on the Duluth waterfront, according to a report from the Duluth News Tribune. He had put the cart in the back of his pickup truck and told the officers that he thought it would be cool to put on display at his hair salon.
Officers seized the cart and cited the man for unlawfully possessing or transporting a prohibited invasive species, the newspaper reports.
The decision means the $15 minimum wage proposal and a police insurance question will not be on the November ballot. The state's highest court found that neither proposal to amend the city's charter met legal standards.
On Mexican soil for the first time as the Republican presidential nominee, a firm but measured Donald Trump defended the right of the United States to build a massive border wall along its southern flank, standing up for the centerpiece of his immigration plan in a country where he is widely despised.