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Rep. John Persell, DFL-Bemidji, says during a Tuesday night committee hearing that educating people about invasive species is important, but new methods are needed. Pioneer Photo/Don Davis

State fights uphill battle

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ST. PAUL -- Minnesota is fighting a losing battle against invaders on many fronts.

Experts say most of the battles are not winnable.


Species invading Minnesota range from zebra mussels to Eurasian watermilfoil. Others, such as Asian carp, those flying fish popular on videos, are on the way.

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