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Rep. Al Juhnke, DFL-Willmar, says during a Tuesday committee meeting that just draining water from boats when they are pulled from the water could slow the spread of invasive species. Tribune photo by Don Davis

Experts predict grim picture with invasive species

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ST. PAUL -- Minnesota is fighting a losing battle against invaders on many fronts.

Experts say most of the battles are not winnable.


Species invading Minnesota range from zebra mussels to Eurasian watermilfoil.

Others, such as Asian carp, those flying fish popular on videos, are on the way.

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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.