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August 2011

Asian Carp

There is no question that in Minnesota, the Land of 10,000 Lakes, fishing and other water uses are important to the economic, ecological, and social health of the state. That’s why the looming invasion of “Asian carp” is a primary concern for the state.

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) began testing for environmental DNA (eDNA) in the state’s waters for the presence of Asian carp. The DNR’s Frequently Asked Questions about environmental DNA (eDNA) and Asian carp in Minnesota rivers explains eDNA, “All fish, including Asian carp, shed DNA material into the environment through mucus and excrement. DNA floats on the water surface and accumulates in eddies and backwater areas. The presence of individual fish species can be detected by collecting water samples in those areas and filtering them in the lab for DNA.” Silver and bighead carp have already been caught on the lower Minnesota stretch of the Mississippi and two bighead carp have been caught on the lower part of the St. Croix. The eDNA test was used to determine if Asian carp have spread north in these two rivers.

The MN Department of Natural Resources recently released the study, “eDNA Surveillance of Asian Carp on the St. Croix and Mississippi Rivers”, showing evidence of silver carp in the St. Croix River, but not the upper Mississippi River. Subsequent electro shocking and netting have not turned up further evidence of these carp in the eDNA surveillance area.

Efforts to limit the spread of Asian carp are under way. The 2011 First Special Session bonding bill, Chapter 12, contains 16 million dollars to renovate Mississippi River Coon Rapids Dam to serve as a barrier to invasive fish. The Coon Rapids Regional Dam Commission had recently recommended in a February 28, 2011 report that it was important to “begin the work on the dam refurbishment as soon as possible.” Efforts to control and limit the spread of invasive species, including Asian carp, will surely continue.

Contact a librarian at 651-296-8338, or refdesk@lrl.leg.mn if you would like further information on Asian carp or other invasive species.

New & Notable Books and Reports

Many of the items listed below are available electronically. If so, we have provided a link to the document. However, some of the documents may be very long. You can request to borrow our print copy of any of the items by selecting the check-box and clicking on the "Request Items" button.

Abortion

Induced Abortions in Minnesota: Report to the Legislature. Minn. Dept. of Health. July 2011. HQ767.5.U6 R45 2010. Minn. Publication 11-0626.
Mandated by: 1998 Minn. Laws Chap. 407 Art. 10 Sec. 5 (Minn. Stat. 145.4134)
Mandated by: 2003 Minn. Laws Chap. 14 Art. 1 Sec. 7 Subd. 6

Agriculture

Dairy Market Statistics, Annual Summary. United States Dept. of Agriculture. May 2011. Ref HD9275.U3 D315 2010.
    This reference book is available for use in the Library or it may be checked out for a short period of time.

Metropolitan Agricultural Preserves Program Status Report: Twin Cities Metropolitan Area. Metropolitan Council. June 20, 2011. KFM5639.A342 A4 2010. Minn. Publication 11-0588.
Mandated by: Minn. Stat. 473H.06 Subd. 5

Banking

Annual Report of the National Credit Union Administration. National Credit Union Administration.  Ref HG2037.U55b 2008/2009.
    This reference book is available for use in the Library or it may be checked out for a short period of time.

Crime & Corrections

Prisoners in 2009.. United States Dept. of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics. December 2010. Ref HV8482 .A35 2009.
    This reference book is available for use in the Library or it may be checked out for a short period of time.

Probation Survey. Minn. Dept. of Corrections. May 2011. HV9278 .P76 2010. Minn. Publication 11-0619.

Demographics & Population

World Development Report: Conflict, Security, and Development. The World Bank. 2011. HC59.7.W659 2011.

Economics/Economy

Consumer Expenditure Survey Anthology. U.S. Dept. of Labor. July 2011. HD6983 .C5583 2011.

Education-Higher

Advancing the Public Good: Transforming the University of Minnesota into a World-Class Research University. University of Minnesota. 2007. LD3326.5 .A38 2007.

Financing the Future: Advancing Excellence Through Cost Reductions and Productivity. University of Minnesota. June 2011. LD3326.5 .F56 2011.

Getting Financial Aid. College Entrance Examination Board. 2011. Ref LB2342 .G48 2012.
    This reference book is available for use in the Library or it may be checked out for a short period of time.

State Higher Education Finance. State Higher Education Executive Officers. 2011. Ref LB2342 .S75 2010.
    This reference book is available for use in the Library or it may be checked out for a short period of time.

Top American Research Universities. The Center for Measuring University Performance. 2010. Ref LB2331.63 .T67 2010.
    This reference book is available for use in the Library or it may be checked out for a short period of time.

Transforming the U for the 21st Century: Strategic Positioning Report to the Board of Regents. University of Minnesota. September 2007. LD3326.5 .T73 2007.

Education-K-12

Condition of Education. National Center for Education Statistics. 2011. Ref L112 .N377a 2011.
    This reference book is available for use in the Library or it may be checked out for a short period of time.

Rankings and Estimates: Rankings of the States and Estimates of School Statistics. National Education Association. December 2010. Ref LC130 .R36 2010/2011.
    This reference book is available for use in the Library or it may be checked out for a short period of time.

Larson, Lisa. Short Subjects: School District Collective Bargaining. House Research. July 2011. HN79.M6 S56 2011.

Trends in High School Dropout and Completion Rates in the United States. United States Dept. of Education. December 2010. Ref LC146.6 .D74 2008.
    This reference book is available for use in the Library or it may be checked out for a short period of time.

Elections

Political Party Unit Handbook. Minn. Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board. February 2011. KFM5820.85.C2 P66 2011. Minn. Publication 11-0613.

Energy Issues

Duluth Energy Efficiency Program (DEEP) Legislative Report. City of Duluth. October 15, 2010. TJ163.4.M6 D852 2010. Minn. Publication 11-0608.
Mandated by: 2009 Minn. Laws Chap. 138 Art. 2 Sec. 3 Subd. 2

Fuel Data - Retail Purchases (SmartFleet Committee). Minn. Dept. of Administration. June 10, 2011. TL165.C35 2011 Jan./March. Minn. Publication 11-0595.

Linking Habitat Restoration to Bioenergy: an East-Central Minnesota Partnership: Final Annual Report. Minn. Dept. of Natural Resources. June 16, 2011. HD9502.5.B543 U635 2011. Minn. Publication 11-0627.
Mandated by: 2007 Minn. Laws Chap. 57 Art. 2 Sec. 3 Subd. 6

Environment/Natural Resources

Capitol Complex Facilities under Custodial Control of the Department of Administration: Estimate Recycling Rates FY 2010. Minn. Dept. of Administration. 2011. TD794.5 .C37 2011. Minn. Publication 11-0586.
Mandated by: Minn. Stat. 115A.15 Subd. 9

Environmental Permitting: MPCA's Semiannual Permitting Efficiency Report. Minn. Pollution Control Agency. August 1, 2011. TD194.66.M6 M56 2011 Aug. Minn. Publication 11-0636.
Mandated by: 2011 Minn. Laws Chap. 4 Sec. 3 (Minn. Stat. 116.03 Subd. 2b)

Mississippi Headwaters Board Biennial Report. Mississippi Headwaters Board. 2011. S932 .M6 M592 2009/2011. Minn. Publication 11-0637.
Mandated by: Minn. Stat. 103F.377

Semi-Annual Environmental Permit Performance Report and Recommendations. Minn. Dept. of Natural Resources. August 1, 2011. TD194.66.M6 M57 2011 Aug. Minn. Publication 11-0622.
Mandated by: 2011 Minn. Laws Chap. 4 Sec. 1 (Minn. Stat. 84.027 Subd. 14a)

K. William Easter and Jim Perry (Editors). Water Policy in Minnesota: Issues, Incentives, and Action. RFF Press. 2011. HD1694.M6 W384 2011.

Ethnic Minorities

Dakota and Ojibwe Language Revitalization in Minnesota. Minn. Indian Affairs Council. 2011. PM501.M6 M56 2011. Minn. Publication 11-0620.
Mandated by: 2009 Minn. Laws Chap. 172 Art. 4 Sec. 9 Subd. 5

Fires and Fire Fighters

Bloomington Fire Department Relief Association Actuarial Valuation. Bloomington Fire Department Relief Association; Milliman, Inc.. March 4, 2011. HD7116.F52 B56a 2011. Minn. Publication 11-0623.
Mandated by: Minn. Stat. 356.215 Subd. 3

Governing/Government-Federal

CQ's Politics in America. Congressional Quarterly Books. 2011. Ref JK1012 .P64 2012.
    This reference book is available for use in the Library or it may be checked out for a short period of time.

Governing/Government-Local

Directory of Minnesota Township Officers. Minn. Association of Townships.  Ref JS451.M63 M62x 2011/2012.
    This reference book is available for use in the Library or it may be checked out for a short period of time.

Local Officials in a Metropolitan Governmental Unit Handbook. Minn. Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board. February 2010. KFM5820.85.C2 L63 2010. Minn. Publication 11-0611.

Governing/Government-State

Book of the States. Council of State Governments. 2011. Ref JK2403 .B6 2011.
    This reference book is available for use in the Library or it may be checked out for a short period of time.

Financial Audit Division Report: Office of the Secretary of State Internal Controls and Compliance Audit. Office of the Legislative Auditor. July 14, 2011. HJ9865 .A27 no. 11-19. Minn. Publication 11-0616.

Financial Audit Division Report: Office of the State Auditor Internal Controls and Compliance Audit. Office of the Legislative Auditor. June 30, 2011. HJ9865 .A27 no. 11-17. Minn. Publication 11-0603.

Financial Audit Division Report: State Agricultural Society Financial Statement Audit. Office of the Legislative Auditor. June 30, 2011. HJ9865 .A27 no. 11-18. Minn. Publication 11-0604.

Letter Concerning an Investigation of Fraud at the Minnesota Department of Revenue.. Office of the Legislative Auditor. June 30, 2011. HV6698.Z9 D45 2011. Minn. Publication 11-0606.

Public Officials Handbook. Minn. Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board. October 2008. KFM5806 .P83 2008. Minn. Publication 11-0610.

State Directory: Administrative Officials. Council of State Governments. 2011. Ref JK2403 .S75 2011.
    This reference book is available for use in the Library or it may be checked out for a short period of time.

State Directory: Elective Officials. Council of State Governments. 2011. Ref JK2403 .S73 2011.
    This reference book is available for use in the Library or it may be checked out for a short period of time.

State Directory: Legislative Leadership, Committees and Staff. Council of State Governments. 2011. Ref JK2403 .S74 2011.
    This reference book is available for use in the Library or it may be checked out for a short period of time.

Government Finance

Analysis of the President's Budgetary Proposals for Fiscal Year 2012. Congressional Budget Office. April 2011. Ref HJ9 .U55a 2012.
    This reference book is available for use in the Library or it may be checked out for a short period of time.

Comprehensive Annual Financial Report Ramsey County, Minnesota. Ramsey County. 2011. HJ9012.M6 R212 2010.

State of the Cities Report. League of Minnesota Cities. 2011. HT321 .S83 2011.

Health Care

Cancer Facts and Figures. American Cancer Society. 2011. Ref RC261.A1 A213 2011.
    This reference book is available for use in the Library or it may be checked out for a short period of time.

Cancer in Minnesota 1988 - 2006 (Revised). Minn. Dept. of Health. September 2010. RC277.M6 C362 1988/2006 Rev.. Minn. Publication 11-0621.
Mandated by: Minn. Stat. 144.672 Subd. 2

Minnesota Health Care Spending and Projections. Minn. Dept. of Health. June 2011. RA410.54.M6 M568 2009. Minn. Publication 11-0590.
Mandated by: 2008 Minn. Laws Chap. 363 Art. 17 Sec. 1 Subd. 3 (Minn. Stat. 62U.10 Subd. 3)

Baumgarten, Allan. Minnesota Health Market Review. . June 2011. RA413 .M56 2011 pt. 1.

Modernizing Rural Health Care: Coverage, Quality and Innovation. UnitedHealth. July 2011. RA771.5 .M63 2011.

Report to the Congress: Medicare and the Health Care Delivery System. Medicare Payment Advisory Commission. June 2011. RA412.3 .R47 2011.

Housing & Real Estate

Minnesota Families Affordable Rental Investment Fund: Annual Report to the Minnesota Legislature. Minn. Housing Finance Agency. June 2011. HD7288.83 .M56 2010. Minn. Publication 11-0602.
Mandated by: 2000 Minn. Laws Chap. 488 Art. 8 Sec. 2

Immigration

This Much I Can Tell You: Stories of Courage and Hope from Refugees in Minnesota. Minnesota Council of Churches Refugee Services. 2011. F615.A1 T457 2011.

Judicial Administration/Courts

Minnesota Sentencing Guidelines and Commentary. Minn. Sentencing Guidelines Commission. August 1, 2011. KFM5983.2.M58 2011. Minn. Publication 11-0629.
Mandated by: Minn. Stat. 244.09 Subd. 5

Survey of Judicial Salaries. National Center for State Courts. 2010. KF8777.N27 2010 July.

Labor & Employment Issues

Minnesota Workers' Compensation System Report. Minn. Dept. of Labor and Industry, Research and Statistics. June 2011. HD7103.65 .U62 M512 2009. Minn. Publication 11-0617.

Minnesota Workplace Safety Report. Minn. Dept. of Labor and Industry. June 2011. HD7262.5.U62 M55 2009. Minn. Publication 11-0597.

Workers' Compensation Program Annual Report. Minn. Dept. of Administration.  JK6160.W6 M55 2010. Minn. Publication 11-0639.

Legislatures

Lobbying Disbursement Summary. Minn. Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board. 2011. Ref JK2498 .L62x 2010. Minn. Publication 11-0605.
    This reference book is available for use in the Library or it may be checked out for a short period of time.

Lobbyist Handbook. Minn. Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board. February 2009. JK2498 .M56 2009. Minn. Publication 11-0612.

NCSL's Guide to Leaders and Legislatures. NCSL. January 2011. Ref JK2679 .D57 2011.
    This reference book is available for use in the Library or it may be checked out for a short period of time.

Parks and Recreation

Recreational Boating Statistics. United States Coast Guard. June 13, 2011. Ref GV776.A2 B62x 2010.
    This reference book is available for use in the Library or it may be checked out for a short period of time.

Public Employees

Semi-Annual Appointment Report. Minn. Management & Budget. July 29, 2011. JK6158 .R483 2011 Jan.-June. Minn. Publication 11-0628.
Mandated by: Minn. Stat. 43A.04 Subd. 7

Public Lands

Inventory of State-Owned Lands (CD-ROM). Minn. Dept. of Administration. 2011. HD243.M6 I58. Minn. Publication 11-0618.
Mandated by: 2002 Minn. Laws Chap. 393 Sec. 36 Subd. 2 (Minn. Stat. 16B.245)

Public Welfare

Minnesota Family Investment Program Annualized Self-Support Index and Work Participation Rate. Minn. Dept. of Human Services. July 2011. HV98.M6 M565 2011. Minn. Publication 11-0634.

Regional Governance

Metropolitan Mosquito Control District: 2010 Operational Review and Plans for 2011. Metropolitan Mosquito Control District. 2011. RA640 .M574 2010/2011. Minn. Publication 11-0614.

Retirement Income

Retirement Plan Design Study : Minnesota Statewide Retirement Systems. Minn. State Retirement System. June 1, 2011. JK6160.P4 B472 2011. Minn. Publication 11-0607.
Mandated by: 2010 Minn. Laws Chap. 359 Art. 1 Sec. 86

Sports Teams/Stadiums

Financial Audit Division Report: Metropolitan Sports Facilities Commission Financial Statements Audit. Office of the Legislative Auditor. July 26, 2011. HJ9865 .A27 no. 11-20. Minn. Publication 11-0615.

Metropolitan Sports Facilities Commission Comprehensive Annual Financial Report. Metropolitan Sports Facilities Commission. 2011. GV416.M6 M48 2010. Minn. Publication 11-0632.

Substance Abuse

Falkowski, Carol. Drug Abuse Trends: Minneapolis / St. Paul, Minnesota. Minn. Dept. of Human Services. June 2011. HV5831.M6 D77 2011 June. Minn. Publication 11-0598.

Taxation

Facts & Figures : How Does Your State Compare?. Tax Foundation. 2011. HJ2385 .F33 2011.

Property Tax Law Summary. Minn. Dept. of Revenue, Property Tax Division. June 2011. HJ4121.M6 S85 2011. Minn. Publication 11-0596.

Tax Burden on Tobacco. Orzechowski and Walker. 2011. Ref HD9130.1 .T62a 2010.
    This reference book is available for use in the Library or it may be checked out for a short period of time.

Understanding Your Property Taxes. Minn. Taxpayers Foundation. 2011. HJ4121.M6 U525 2011.

Traffic Safety

Driver's License DWI Administrative Sanctions Initiative: Summary Report. Minn. Dept. of Public Safety. 2011. HE5620.D72 D76 2011. Minn. Publication 11-0591.

Minnesota Motor Vehicle Crash Facts. Minn. Dept. of Public Safety. 2011. Ref HE5614.3.M5 M5a 2010. Minn. Publication 11-0631.
Mandated by: Minn. Stat. 169.10
    This reference book is available for use in the Library or it may be checked out for a short period of time.

Transportation

Measuring Transportation Investments: The Road to Results. The Rockefeller Foundation; The Pew Center on the States. May 2011. HE196.5 .M43 2011.

Transportation Governance and Finance: A 50-State Review of State Legislatures and Departments of Transportation. NCSL; AASHTO Center for Excellence in Project Finance. May 2011. HE206.2 .T73 2011.

Mandated Reports

Bloomington Fire Department Relief Association Actuarial Valuation. Bloomington Fire Department Relief Association; Milliman, Inc.. March 4, 2011. HD7116.F52 B56a 2011. Minn. Publication 11-0623.
Mandated by: Minn. Stat. 356.215 Subd. 3

Cancer in Minnesota 1988 - 2006 (Revised). Minn. Dept. of Health. September 2010. RC277.M6 C362 1988/2006 Rev.. Minn. Publication 11-0621.
Mandated by: Minn. Stat. 144.672 Subd. 2

Capitol Complex Facilities under Custodial Control of the Department of Administration: Estimate Recycling Rates FY 2010. Minn. Dept. of Administration. 2011. TD794.5 .C37 2011. Minn. Publication 11-0586.
Mandated by: Minn. Stat. 115A.15 Subd. 9

Dakota and Ojibwe Language Revitalization in Minnesota. Minn. Indian Affairs Council. 2011. PM501.M6 M56 2011. Minn. Publication 11-0620.
Mandated by: 2009 Minn. Laws Chap. 172 Art. 4 Sec. 9 Subd. 5

Duluth Energy Efficiency Program (DEEP) Legislative Report. City of Duluth. October 15, 2010. TJ163.4.M6 D852 2010. Minn. Publication 11-0608.
Mandated by: 2009 Minn. Laws Chap. 138 Art. 2 Sec. 3 Subd. 2

Environmental Permitting: MPCA's Semiannual Permitting Efficiency Report. Minn. Pollution Control Agency. August 1, 2011. TD194.66.M6 M56 2011 Aug. Minn. Publication 11-0636.
Mandated by: 2011 Minn. Laws Chap. 4 Sec. 3 (Minn. Stat. 116.03 Subd. 2b)

Induced Abortions in Minnesota: Report to the Legislature. Minn. Dept. of Health. July 2011. HQ767.5.U6 R45 2010. Minn. Publication 11-0626.
Mandated by: 1998 Minn. Laws Chap. 407 Art. 10 Sec. 5 (Minn. Stat. 145.4134)
Mandated by: 2003 Minn. Laws Chap. 14 Art. 1 Sec. 7 Subd. 6

Inventory of State-Owned Lands (CD-ROM). Minn. Dept. of Administration. 2011. HD243.M6 I58. Minn. Publication 11-0618.
Mandated by: 2002 Minn. Laws Chap. 393 Sec. 36 Subd. 2 (Minn. Stat. 16B.245)

Linking Habitat Restoration to Bioenergy: an East-Central Minnesota Partnership: Final Annual Report. Minn. Dept. of Natural Resources. June 16, 2011. HD9502.5.B543 U635 2011. Minn. Publication 11-0627.
Mandated by: 2007 Minn. Laws Chap. 57 Art. 2 Sec. 3 Subd. 6

Metropolitan Agricultural Preserves Program Status Report: Twin Cities Metropolitan Area. Metropolitan Council. June 20, 2011. KFM5639.A342 A4 2010. Minn. Publication 11-0588.
Mandated by: Minn. Stat. 473H.06 Subd. 5

Minnesota Families Affordable Rental Investment Fund: Annual Report to the Minnesota Legislature. Minn. Housing Finance Agency. June 2011. HD7288.83 .M56 2010. Minn. Publication 11-0602.
Mandated by: 2000 Minn. Laws Chap. 488 Art. 8 Sec. 2

Minnesota Health Care Spending and Projections. Minn. Dept. of Health. June 2011. RA410.54.M6 M568 2009. Minn. Publication 11-0590.
Mandated by: 2008 Minn. Laws Chap. 363 Art. 17 Sec. 1 Subd. 3 (Minn. Stat. 62U.10 Subd. 3)

Minnesota Motor Vehicle Crash Facts. Minn. Dept. of Public Safety. 2011. Ref HE5614.3.M5 M5a 2010. Minn. Publication 11-0631.
Mandated by: Minn. Stat. 169.10
    This reference book is available for use in the Library or it may be checked out for a short period of time.

Minnesota Sentencing Guidelines and Commentary. Minn. Sentencing Guidelines Commission. August 1, 2011. KFM5983.2.M58 2011. Minn. Publication 11-0629.
Mandated by: Minn. Stat. 244.09 Subd. 5

Mississippi Headwaters Board Biennial Report. Mississippi Headwaters Board. 2011. S932 .M6 M592 2009/2011. Minn. Publication 11-0637.
Mandated by: Minn. Stat. 103F.377

Retirement Plan Design Study : Minnesota Statewide Retirement Systems. Minn. State Retirement System. June 1, 2011. JK6160.P4 B472 2011. Minn. Publication 11-0607.
Mandated by: 2010 Minn. Laws Chap. 359 Art. 1 Sec. 86

Semi-Annual Appointment Report. Minn. Management & Budget. July 29, 2011. JK6158 .R483 2011 Jan.-June. Minn. Publication 11-0628.
Mandated by: Minn. Stat. 43A.04 Subd. 7

Semi-Annual Environmental Permit Performance Report and Recommendations. Minn. Dept. of Natural Resources. August 1, 2011. TD194.66.M6 M57 2011 Aug. Minn. Publication 11-0622.
Mandated by: 2011 Minn. Laws Chap. 4 Sec. 1 (Minn. Stat. 84.027 Subd. 14a)

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