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2008-07-19 06:00:20

By Doug Page Staff Writer UNION -- John Applegate doesn't want any of Union ending up in the Stillwater River. Toward that end, the Union native and longtime city manager has been paring away at the city's discharges from its sewage treatment plant. From 1967 through the 1990s, the city bought up river bottom land. Initially, it was used for the city well fields as well as for crops. Eight to nine years ago, the city shifted from row crops to prairie grass. "We went to grass to bring back...

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