A risk analysis by U.S. and Canadian researchers finds the food supply and breeding areas in the Great Lakes would allow Asian carp to spread rapidly. The report says just ten breeding females and a few males would be enough of a foothold for the invasive fish to populate all five of the Great Lakes.
Duluth hospital requiring visitors to show vax proof, neg. test
The health care system is also tightening visitor guidelines.
Ridgeview halting urgent care at a Twin Cities site 'until further notice'
The organization cited "growing emergency medical needs" at the facility.
Charges: MN high school counselor sexually assaulted student
The 16-year-old victim had regularly gone to him for academic help and other support, authorities say.
Proctor investigation: Senior charged with sexually assaulting teammate
The criminal charges come after a monthslong review of the allegations.
Ordway will require vaccinated audience members also be boosted
If someone has not gotten a booster shot, they will have to show a negative COVID test.
U of M to require vaccine or negative test proof for large events
The policy doesn't go into effect until late-January.
Massive ice maze to open in Stillwater on Saturday
Last year's event attracted 31,000 people.
Man indicted for first-degree murder in ex-wife's death
He's accused of killing her days after she remarried.
Crashes, spinouts piling up as snow blankets southern MN
Snow is expected to continue throughout the day.
CentraCare pausing COVID tests for asymptomatic people
It's due to a low supply of tests and staff.
Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Friday, January 14
More than 11,000 cases for a second day in a row.
Mashed.com's choice for MN's best sandwich? A famous burger
Is the Juicy Lucy great? Yes. But we can't help but think some sandwiches may have been overlooked.
Supreme Court won't close locks to keep carp out of Great Lakes
The Associated Press reports the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to hear an appeal filed by Minnesota and other Great Lakes states. The states asked the court to order the closure of shipping locks in the Chicago area to prevent the invasive Asian carp from spreading farther north.
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.
Federal leader of Asian carp fight focused on Great Lakes, skeptical of Miss. River plan
The Obama administration's point man in the fight against invasive Asian carp says his agency is focused on protecting the Great Lakes. But he doubts the plan Sen. Amy Klobuchar is pushing is a viable way to keep the fish out of the upper Mississippi River.
Feds agree to shorter timeline for developing Asian carp strategy
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says it will come up with a short list of options for blocking the spread of the invasive fish by the end of next year. The Corps had earlier said the process would take until 2015. Asian carp have already invaded the Mississippi River watershed. Officials hope to keep them from migrating into the Great Lakes.
States won't back off lawsuit aimed at keeping Asian carp out of Great Lakes
Last month Congress made changes to shorten the timeframe for developing a federal plan to prevent the invasive fish from spreading to the Great Lakes. But Minnesota and four other states that are suing the federal government over the issue say they won't withdraw the lawsuit.
Asian carp may infiltrate Minnesota from northwestern Iowa
State officials on the lookout for Asian carp have been monitoring the Mississippi River. But there are new fears that the invasive species may use another gateway to Minnesota. Anglers in northwestern Iowa have caught dozens of the carp in waters that connect through streams and lakes to southern Minnesota.
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