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

Minnesota to activate key plan to battle invasives


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 legislators to approve early next year and some federal funds already available, there should be enough money to meet the immediate needs of the fight.

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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.