Saturday, February 4th, 2023
Saturday, February 4th, 2023

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Hundreds of fish die in St. Croix River on Minnesota-Wisconsin border

Stillwater, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Department of Natural
Resources says a fish kill on the St. Croix River near Oak Park
Heights appears seasonal and is no cause for alarm.

Many of the fish are gizzard shad, which DNR officials say tend
to die off around this time of year.

But people who fish the river say they’re concerned by what
they’re seeing. Seth Slaikeu, who’s fished the river every winter
for 20 years, says he’s also noticed walleyes, crappies and sunfish
floating dead.

But the DNR says it didn’t see any bigger species of fish.

DNR spokesman Harland Hiemstra says two biologists went to the
river Wednesday to test oxygen in the water and found it
adequate.

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