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Carp die, but cause unknown

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North Dakota and Minnesota officials are looking into what killed thousands of carp in the Bois de Sioux River south of Wahpeton, N.D.

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Dead fish have started to pile up between Wahpeton and Breckenridge, Minn., where the Bois de Sioux joins the Otter Tail River to form the Red River, said Mark Henry, a fisheries specialist with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.

Because only carp are affected, Henry said a carp-specific disease is likely a factor.

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