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Josh Blankenheim, fisheries specialist for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources at French River, and Jon Hendrickson, senior engineer with the DNR in Two Harbors, check out a portion of the recently repaired Knife River fish trap Tuesday morning. (Bob King /

After repairs, Knife River fish trap to be in operation soon

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The Knife River churned and frothed toward Lake Superior in full run-off mode Tuesday morning.

Josh Blankenheim cranked open a gate in the Knife River fish trap to divert more of the river’s flow through the structure.

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