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Minnesota vows to get tough on invasive species

Published 01/07/2012, St. Paul Pioneer Press / MCT

With leaping Asian carp moving up the Mississippi River and zebra mussels spreading across the state, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources officials Saturday said they will redouble their efforts to thwart the spread of aquatic invasive species. For starters, DNR officials said they will, for the first time, conduct random road checks in 2012 to stop the spread of species hitchhiking on trailers, boats and other vehicles.

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