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U.S. Sen Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota on Tuesday, May 27, 2014, discusses the fight against invasive carp. With her on the banks of the Mississippi River in Minneapolis are U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison, left, and state Natural Resources Commissioner Tom Landwehr, at podium. FORUM NEWS SERVICE/Don Davis

Carp war produces a victory with closing of Minneapolis lock

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MINNEAPOLIS -- Fighting a war means taking victories where they come, like Minnesota's attempt to stop invasive carp from getting a foothold in the state's waters.


A few dozen Minnesotans gathered Tuesday along the banks of the Mississippi River in Minneapolis, near a lock what will be closed within a year. When the lock closes, it will be much harder for Asian carp to make their way upstream and into most northern Minnesota waters.

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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.