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

Minnesota officials says the time is here for Minnesota to stop Asian carp

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ST. PAUL -- Fast-growing and destructive Asian carp could take over Minnesota streams and lakes if the federal government does not act soon, a U.S. senator, the state attorney general and conservationists warn.

Only the small part of Minnesota drained by the north-flowing Red River would not face a direct carp attack, said Luke Skinner, who supervises the state Department of Natural Resource's invasive species program.

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