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Sen. Bill Ingebrigtsen of Alexandria supports a Sen. John Carlson of Bemidji (in background) bill Thursday that would form a University of Minnesota center to study invasive species.

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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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.
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