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Tests find evidence of Asian carp north of Twin Cities

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Asian carp appear on their way to northern Minnesota waters, or may already be there.

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources today announced DNA test results in Mississippi River waters just above a Coon Rapids dam in the northwestern Twin Cities area show the invasive carp may be present.


Nineteen of 48 tests near the dam showed silver carp DNA, three upstream of the dam. Those are the carp that are well known for leaping out of the water, at times hitting boaters.

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