Mississippi River

'Invasive Carp' Invading at Last

Bighead Carp - Elizabeth Sellers

The high waters of Minnesota's lakes and rivers have done more than closed parks, beaches and walking paths this year; the burgeoning Mississippi may have created the perfect conditions for enticing the infamously named "Invasive Carp" to visit our beloved state. Commercial fishermen contracted by the Department of Natural Resources caught a gravid (carrying eggs) female from each of the two threatening species (bighead and silver) in Cottage Grove this past Thursday. Invasive Carp had been thought to be contained further downstream; the two females signify...

Carp to Force the Closing of St. Anthony Lock... Permanently?

[caption id="attachment_248766" align="aligncenter" width="570"]The_Doors_Of_The_St._Anthony_Lock_May_Never_Open_Again Whether carp, boat or Balrog, no one will be allowed access through the lock according to new legislation.[/caption] The freshly christened "Invasive Carp" are back in Minnesota's news. This time because the fish are behind a possible major interruption of Mississippi River's navigable waters; to keep the fish from Northern Minnesota, the United States...