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Invasive carp

It is disturbing to see that a bighead carp, one of the invasive species of carp that the state DNR is hoping to keep out of native waterways, was caught near Redwood Falls Sunday, in a gravel pit near the Minnesota River. Apparently it got in the pit from the river during this spring’s high water.

Its presence indicates that there are carp in the river this far west. There is no indication yet that the carp have established a breeding population in the river. This could be a lone fish just swimming into new territory, or there could be others.

We hope the state has some plans for determining if there are other invasive carp in the river and what might be done to keep them out.

Dallmann deserving of Hall of Fame

Congratulations are in order for Gary Dallmann, who as a coach and athletic director served Dr. Martin Luther College and Martin Luther College for 44 years. Dallmann is being honored by the United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA) with induction into its Hall of Fame this Sunday.

His contributions to the college, and to the USCAA have been legion, as a story this week by Jim Bastian on our sports page shows. And he has done it all with unfailing cheerfulness and unflappable good spirits. He has been an outstanding representative of the college, and a representative who has helped tie the college and the larger New Ulm community together.

Congratulations, Gary, on your Hall of Fame induction. You deserve it.

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