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
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