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A federal funding program with bipartisan support helped clean up the Great Lakes. Could it work for the Mississippi River too?

By: Madeline Heim and Caitlin Looby, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

BAY CITY - Summers in Bay City when Frank and Cathy Dosdall were young revolved around Lake Pepin. 

The small Wisconsin village is about an hour southeast of the Twin Cities at the top edge of the 21-mile lake, the largest on the Mississippi River. Decades ago, the lake was full of people swimming, waterskiing and hopping in boats to chase waves from barges that would pass through.

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