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Asian carp swim in an exhibit at Chicago's Shedd Aquarium. AP Photo/M. Spencer Geen, File

Brass says the time is here for Minnesota to stop Asian carp

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ST. PAUL -- Fast-growing and destructive Asian carp could take over 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 River would not face a direct carp attack, said Luke Skinner, who supervises the state Department of Natural Resource's invasive species program.

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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.
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