ROSEAU (AP) -- The flooding in northwest Minnesota has damaged more than homes, businesses and roadways, biologists are investigating what appears to be a major fish kill in the lower part of the Roseau River.
Dennis Topp, assistant area fisheries supervisor for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources in Baudette, said dead fish first started showing up as early as June 27.
The worst of the fish kill seems to be along the stretch of Roseau River near the Roseau and Kittson county line. The bulk of the fish kill appeared to be northern pike, redhorse, rock bass and freshwater drum, Topp said.
DNR staff took water samples from several stretches of river and sent them to the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency for testing. Preliminary results indicated a lack of dissolved oxygen.
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