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Sen. John Carlson of of Bemidji calls on Thursday for the University of Minnesota to create a research center to study invasive species. With Carlson is university President Eric Kaler. DON DAVIS | BEMIDJI PIONEER

State lawmakers consider long-term invasive species fight

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ST. PAUL -- Minnesota legislators are considering launching a long-term fight against invasive species such as Asian carp while at the same time trying to stop fish and other species already in the state.


Also, state lawmakers may ask their federal counterparts to begin funding programs to stop an invasion that many say could threaten Minnesota's tourism and fishing industries.

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