The DNR says there's evidence that the carp, which can grow to 60 pounds and outmuscle native species for food, are in the St. Croix River. However, Wisconsin DNR officials say the barriers aren't 100 percent effective and it may be a worthless effort at this point.
How to save money at the Minnesota State Fair this year
The fair released its money-saving tips Thursday, including on parking, admission and entertainment.
Threat of 'potential overdoses' among youths prompts Motel 6 raid
Rochester police says fentanyl pills were among the items seized.
Boyd Huppert, Twin Cities TV stations among Murrow Award winners
The KARE 11 personality known for his 'Land of 10,000 Stories' feature was among the national winners.
Study: Excessive drinking cost Minnesotans almost $8 billion in 2019
The study was published by the Minnesota Department of Health Thursday.
Mall of America shooting suspects arrested in Chicago
The two suspects were spotted leaving a barber shop.
Walz: Increased state law enforcement presence to stay in Twin Cities
A multi-agency effort to curb crime will go on until further notice.
Boy, 7, who drowned in south Minneapolis pool identified
The incident happened in June.
Bloomington PD to provide update on Mall of America shooting investigation
There's unconfirmed reports the suspected gunman and an accomplice have been arrested.
Motorcyclist found dead behind guardrail 6 hours after crash
The crash happened before sunset Wednesday, but no one called 911.
Iowa Gov. asks court to lift injunction on 'heartbeat' abortion ban
A court challenge seeks to revive Iowa's abortion ban.
Legacy council approves $3M for Asian carp barrier
It allotment comes after the DNR asked for $10 million in emergency funding in order to build a barrier on the St. Croix River to deter the invasive fish. The council says they're shaving off money from several other projects in order to free up the money.
Groups float ideas for stopping Asian carp migration
A privately funded group continues work on a fast-track plan to stop invasive Asian carp from reaching the Great Lakes. The group hopes to release its plan in January. The Detroit Free Press reports one of the options includes a series of barriers in the Illinois River to stop the destructive species from traveling from the Mississippi River through Chicago to Lake Michigan. Minnesota is part of a suit to force federal officials to speed up the effort to halt the fish before they spread further.
DNR says it has evidence of silver carp above Coon Rapids dam
The agency says the evidence so far is not conclusive proof, but it's definitely bad news. Officials thought the dam would be a pretty strong barrier to the invasive species.
Army Corps to ramp up juice on electric carp barrier
Army engineers say they're restoring a high-power setting on an electric barrier that they hope will prevent the invasive Asian carp from migrating from Chicago waters to the Great Lakes and Mississippi River. One official with the Army Corps tells the Associated Press he's confident the barrier is working, and that the higher setting is just an extra precaution.
Minnesota, 16 other states pushing for Great Lakes, Mississippi divide to stop Asian carp
The Army Corps says they'll release the findings of their study on how to stop invasive Asian carp in 2015. State officials say they must move faster. Minnesota is leading the charge by filing a federal lawsuit.
Threat of Asian carp divides Great Lakes states
The New York Times looks at how the invasive species is sometimes pitting neighbors against one another. For example, some states are pursuing legal action to build a barrier cutting off the Mississippi River from the Great Lakes, but Illinois is fighting back, saying that would leave Chicago unable to control floods and interfere with shipping.
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