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Silver carp leap from the water in the Illinois River. Minnesota researchers are hoping to find ways to delay their arrival to the Minnesota River and minimize their impact once they do arrive. (Submitted photo by Minnesota Aquatic Invasive Research Center)

Minnesota hopeful about blocking Asian carp from Upper Mississippi watershed

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BLOOMINGTON, Minn. -- The prospects for blocking Asian carp from the Upper Mississippi River watershed are looking promising.

There are no prospects for keeping them out of the Minnesota River, but the state may have a decent shot at delaying their arrival.

That's the gist of where things stand today, according to Steve Hirsch, director of ecological and waters resources at the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.

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