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Money for carp barrier included in federal bill

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.

"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."