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In a photo seen around the world, commercial fishermen George Richtman, Tim Adams and Bob Davis hold Asian carp caught March 1, 2012, in the Mississippi River. Richtman is holding a grass carp, Adams is holding a silver carp and Davis is holding a bighead carp. Both Richtman and Adams have worked on the St. Croix River in the past. Photo courtesy Nicholas Schlesser, Minnesota DNR

Flying carp heading north

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With the catch of a silver carp near Winona, Minn, by commercial fisherman, the concern about that invasive species has made headlines throughout the upper Midwest. What does this mean for the St. Croix River? To date, there have only been two Asian carp found in the St. Croix, one in 1996 and one in 2011 which were both big head carp.

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A DNA test showed silver carp DNA in the St. Croix River below the St. Croix Falls Dam.

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