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Editorial: Carp threaten Minnesota’s economy, culture

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Earlier this year, Paul Olson, a St. Paul retiree, found himself boating on the Illinois River, a tributary of the Mississippi.

“Immediately, we noticed fish jumping out of the water,” he wrote in a column for the Star Tribune newspaper of Minneapolis.


“We said something like ‘wow, isn’t that something’ as we secured our boat for the night.

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