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A Minnesota Pollution Control Agency crew makes its way downstream to identify, measure and weigh the fish they collected by electro-shocking about a 500-yard reach of Hawk Creek on July 28. From left to right are Sara Johnson, Bryan Spindler, Chris Butterfield, Erin McGee and Matthew Mitchell. (Tribune photo by Tom Cherveny)

Fishing for answers

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CLARA CITY -- Decades ago anglers worked the Yellow Medicine River and Hawk Creek hard.

They prized the Yellow Medicine River for its smallmouth bass and Hawk Creek for its walleye and northern pike.

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But not until this summer have scientists worked the two streams as hard as anglers once did.

The scientists are going after fish too.

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Tom Cherveny
Tom Cherveny is a regional and outdoor reporter with the West Central Tribune in Willmar, MN.
(320) 214-4335
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