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An Asian carp netted in the Illinois River. There’s no way to stop the fish from reaching the Minnesota River, but researchers with the Minnesota Aquatic Invasive Research Center at the University of Minnesota hope to study ways to delay their arrival. (Submitted photo by Minnesota Aquatic Invasive Research Center)

Minnesota hopeful about blocking Asian carp from Upper Mississippi watershed

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BLOOMINGTON, Minn. — The prospects for blocking Asian carp from the Upper Mississippi River watershed are looking promising.

There are no prospects for keeping them out of the Minnesota River, but the state may have a decent shot at delaying their arrival.


That’s the gist of where things stand today, according to Steve Hirsch, director of ecological and waters resources at the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.

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Tom Cherveny
Tom Cherveny is a regional and outdoor reporter with the West Central Tribune in Willmar, MN.
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