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Money pumped into Sauk River water quality

The Sauk River Watershed District received a $298,000 grant and $175,000 loan to reduce the amount of phosphorus and sediment reaching the river through storm drains and runoff, the St. Cloud Times reports. The project area includes St. Cloud, Waite Park and St. Joseph. The aid was recently approved by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency.
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The Sauk River Watershed District received a $298,000 grant and $175,000 loan to reduce the amount of phosphorus and sediment reaching the river through storm drains and runoff, the St. Cloud Times reports. The project area includes St. Cloud, Waite Park and St. Joseph. The aid was recently approved by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency.

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