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An excavator arm plunges into the water to scoop sediment from the bottom of Bill's Bay Marina in a process known as dredging. Over nearly two weeks, crews extracted more than 16,000 cubic yards of the sloppy material from the bay. -- photo by Michael Brun/Republican Eagle

Dredging at Bill's Bay Marina a success

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Dredging waterways is a dirty, expensive and altogether laborious job, but eventually it needs to get done.

"We had to do it to make it better for boaters," said Bill Nafe, president of Bill's Bay Marina in Red Wing. "Now we have the deepest and cleanest marina in the area."


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Michael Brun
Michael Brun is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls journalism program. He has worked for the Republican Eagle since March 2013, covering county government, health and local events. 
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