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Dive team members Crystal McDonnell and Josh Knutson with some of the items they recovered from the St. Croix River Wednesday. -- Photo by Jason Schulte

Cleaning up the St. Croix

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On training runs, Pierce County Dive Team members couldn't help but notice the stuff floating in the rivers near Prescott.

Wednesday, they decided to do something about it.


In a span of two hours, members Josh Knutson and Crystal McDonnell pulled out batteries, jumper cables, wires, bicycles and even a safe along the St. Croix River, off the boat landing on the 100 block of Front Street.

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Jason Schulte
Jason Schulte is a reporter for the New Richmond News since February 2015. Prior to that he spent eight years at the Pierce County Herald in Ellsworth. His duties with the News will include covering news out of Hammond and Roberts along with action from St. Croix County court system. He lives in Roberts with his wife and two daughters. 
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