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No more ‘Asian’ carp in MN

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Minnesota legislators have been trying to get rid of Asian carp for years, and on Monday senators got rid of the ‘Asian’ part of the name.

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On a split voice vote, senators approved dropping ‘Asian’ from the invasive carp name.

“Words matter,” Sen. John Hoffman, D-Champlin, said in urging the change.

“We may not be able to stop others from using the terminology,” he said, but the state does not need to use the term ‘Asian.’

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