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Congress close to approving Minnesota Asian carp barrier

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ST. PAUL — Congress appears set to approve a pair of provisions that could stop, or at least slow, the Asian carp invasion of Minnesota waterways.


In the House-passed water bill are provisions to close the Upper St. Anthony Falls lock on the Mississippi River within a year and to better organize government efforts to stop the carp invasion.

A bill senators passed earlier includes similar provisions, so supporters are optimistic they will become law.

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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.