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Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., and state Rep. Roger Erickson, DFL-Baudette, listen to Itasca State Park naturalist Connie Cox as they walk a trail Tuesday, July 1, 2014, near the headwaters of the Mississippi River. Klobuchar visited the headwaters to highlight the recent passage of her bill to close the St. Anthony Falls Lock and Dam in the Twin Cities, thus limiting the northern spread of invasive silver carp up the Mississippi. BEMIDJI PIONEER/Zach Kayser

At Itasca State Park, Klobuchar highlights invasive species fight

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ITASCA STATE PARK, Minn. -- Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., visited the Mississippi Headwaters at Itasca State Park on Tuesday to highlight the national fight against the spread of environmentally harmful silver carp up the river.


Klobuchar showcased one victory in particular: the act of Congress that recently closed the St. Anthony Falls Lock and Dam in Minneapolis and helped deny the carp access to the lakes and rivers north of the dam that support millions of dollars in tourism.

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Zach Kayser
Zach Kayser covers local government and city issues for the Pioneer. He previously worked for the Wadena Pioneer Journal, and is an alumni of the University of Minnesota, Morris. 
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