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August 22, 2013
Carcass of leaping Asian carp found on Mississippi River near Winona
The carcass of a silver carp - the kind that leaps from the water when disturbed - was found recently on a dam abutment just north of Winona, the furthest upstream a silver carp has been discovered in the Mississippi River, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources...
August 22, 2013 - 11:26am
May 16, 2013
Grass carp near Sartell is northernmost find for Asian carp
An angler bowfishing on the Mississippi River north of Sartell last week shot a 25-pound grass carp, an exotic species that previously has been found only much further south in Minnesota, including lower portions of the Mississippi, according to the Department of Natural Resources...
May 16, 2013 - 9:56am
April 4, 2013
New test results show no DNA evidence of Asian carp in Minnesota rivers
New analyses for Asian carp DNA in water samples from the Mississippi and St. Croix rivers showed little evidence of bighead and silver carp, researchers announced in a report released today. The joint effort by scientists from the new Minnesota Aquatic Invasive Species Research...
April 4, 2013 - 10:19am
March 1, 2013
Carp fighters hook into invasive solutions
ST. PAUL -- Minnesotans fighting Asian carp think they may have temporary and permanent ways to slow the advance of the voracious eater. Organizations...
March 1, 2013 - 12:00am
January 23, 2013
Asian carp barrier: disco, electric or lock-out?
Three options appear viable to help stop the advance of Asian carp into Minnesota, but after years of talk, disputes remain about how to best halt the invasion. Legislators on the House environment committee Tuesday night criticized the Department of Natural Resource's preferred...
January 23, 2013 - 12:00am
January 9, 2013
DNR: New Asian carp deterrent is feasible
A new report by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has concluded that an Asian carp barrier using sound, bubbles and lights would be the most viable option to deter invasive fish from moving past Lock and Dam #1 in Minneapolis. The chief advantage of a lock barrier...
January 9, 2013 - 12:00am
January 6, 2013
Report concludes bubble, sound and light barrier feasible as Asian carp deterrent
A new report commissioned by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has concluded that an Asian carp barrier using sound, bubbles and lights would be the most viable option to deter invasive fish from moving past Lock and Dam #1 in Minneapolis. The DNR recently contracted...
January 6, 2013 - 3:02pm
December 13, 2012
Klobuchar, Franken push for safeguards against Asian carp
As part of an effort to prevent the spread of Asian carp into the Great Lakes, U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken (D-Minn.) urged the Obama Administration this week to protect critical funding that safeguards the Great Lakes from environmental threats, including Asian carp,...
December 13, 2012 - 10:29am
April 29, 2012
Bighead caught in St. Croix underscores urgency around Asian carp, says DNR
The discovery of another Asian carp at the mouth of the St. Croix River underscores the need to move ahead with efforts to stop their spread, according to officials with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. On Thursday, April 19, commercial fishermen working near Prescott,...
April 29, 2012 - 9:12am
April 28, 2012
Senators introduce bipartisan legislation to keep Asian carp out of Great Lakes
Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken, along with eight other senators, introduced bipartisan legislation to keep Asian carp out of the Great Lakes. The bill builds on the Minnesota delegation members' bipartisan legislation to fight the spread of Asian carp...
April 28, 2012 - 8:40am
December 25, 2011
State set to active battle plan against Asian carp
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota's battle plan to fight an Asian carp invasion includes multiple barriers to keep them from advancing upstream along the Mississippi River and into most of the state's waters. Rep. Denny McNamara, R-Hastings, said that between state dollars he will expects state...
December 25, 2011 - 9:56am
December 8, 2011
Tests find evidence of Asian carp north of Twin Cities
ST. PAUL -- Asian carp appear on their way to northern Minnesota waters, or may already be there. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources today announced DNA test results in Mississippi River waters just above a Coon Rapids dam in the northwestern Twin Cities area show the...
December 8, 2011 - 12:29pm
Asian carp search enters new phase on Mississippi, St. Croix, Minnesota rivers
The search for Asian carp in the St. Croix and Mississippi rivers will continue next week with a new round of environmental DNA (eDNA) testing, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has announced. Also, the Minnesota River has been added to this round of testing...
September 8, 2011 - 1:03pm
June 18, 2011
Klobuchar, Paulsen press for increased prevention efforts against Asian carp
Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar and U.S. Representative Erik Paulsen sent a bipartisan letter to the Council on Environmental Quality this week calling for increased efforts to prevent the introduction of Asian carp into the Great Lakes.
June 18, 2011 - 7:59am
July 27, 2010
Asian carp threatens most of Minnesota
ST. PAUL -- Fast-growing and destructive Asian carp could take over most Minnesota streams and lakes if the federal government does not act soon, a U.S. senator, the state attorney general and conservationists warn. Only the small part of Minnesota drained by the north-flowing Red...
July 27, 2010 - 5:43am