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Money for carp barrier included in federal bill

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Farmington, 55024
Farmington Minnesota P.O. Box 192 / 312 Oak St. 55024

The Asian carp is an enemy of Minnesotans, and a federal water bill will pay $4 million to battle the invader.

The bill approves a barrier near Dubuque, Iowa, which should prevent the fish from moving further north. The carp jumps out of water, and many videos circulate showing them hitting boaters.

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"While Asian carp make for a good laugh on YouTube, it is an invasive species that threatens the health of the Mississippi River - a centerpiece of Minnesota's economic and environmental health," said U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn. "As a member of the Environment and Public Works Committee, I worked hard to ensure this funding made its way to Mississippi River. It's so important we take this proactive step to protect Minnesota's waterways and our delicate eco-system."

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