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Silver carp have the ability to jump high into the air, even above the head of 6-foot-2-inch MU television producer Kent Faddis, who is standing in the front of a U.S. Geological Survey research boat. Missouri University photo by Steve Morse.

Silver carp found in Mississippi River near La Crosse

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LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) - The silver carp, one of the notorious leaping fish brought to the U.S. from China, has been found in the Mississippi River near La Crosse in its first known appearance in Wisconsin or Minnesota waters.

La Crosse fisheries supervisor Ron Benjamin with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources said the 24-inch fish was among five Asian carp caught by a commercial fisherman in backwaters of La Crosse last week.

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