Former Vergas resident Jessica Eichmiller holds up a sample of Asian carp feces. She works at the University of Minnesota with DNA water testing to identify and prevent the spread of invasive species.
Asian carp and aquatic invasive species are scary thoughts for natural resource abundant Minnesota, but Vergas native Jessica Eichmiller is helping develop technological advances in identifying and addressing those problems.
Funding for the Heartland Trail was just one of the topics discussed at a town hall meeting Friday at the Perham Lakes Cafe as a large crowd queried Rep. Bud Nornes, R-Fergus Falls, and Sen. Bill Ingebrigtsen, R-Alexandria,