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Carp battle will close St. Anthony lock

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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will close the Upper St. Anthony Falls lock to boat traffic within one year under legislation signed Tuesday by President Barack Obama, part of a strategy to prevent the northern spread of invasive carp in the Mississippi River.


The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources says closing the downtown Minneapolis lock will keep silver and bighead carp from reaching Mille Lacs Lake and other waters north of the Twin Cities.

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Michael Brun
Michael Brun is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls journalism program. He has worked for the Republican Eagle since March 2013, covering county government, health and local events. 
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