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DNR finds invasive carp further north

HASTINGS, Minn. (FOX 47) -- The DNR is investigating after two invasive carp were discovered in the cottage grove area of the Mississippi River. 

Two commercial fishermen under contract from the DNR netted one 40-pound Bighead Carp, and one 20-pound Silver Carp in pool 2 of the Mississippi near Hastings.

It's the first time Bighead and Silver Carp have been found that far north, but it does not mean there is a breeding population there. 

These fish are known to eat large amounts of plankton, starving native fish, and impacting the base of the food chain.

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