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U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar and Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson hold up a photo of Asian carp jumping out of the water. This week, the two outlined legal and legislative efforts to stop the carp from advancing into Minnesota. Forum Newspapers

Carp threaten all state waters

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Fast-growing and destructive Asian carp could take over most 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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