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Albert Lea welcomes new dredge


ALBERT LEA, Minn. (KTTC) -- Hundreds visited Albert Lea's Edgewater Park Pavilion on Wednesday night for the unveiling of a new dredge.  The Shell Rock River Watershed District recently purchased the 51-foot dredge as part of its 10-year plan to restore Fountain Lake and other area lakes.

It's a project that began in 2003 and will benefit the ecosystems of Albert Lea's lakes by ridding their waters of accumulated sediment which pollute the environment. The restoration project could cost up to 15 million dollars.  The City and Shell Rock Water District plan to fund half of this cost through a local option sales tax and the other half by state assistance.

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