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Governor plans to pull plug on Clean Sweep

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St. Croix County Board members learned a bitter truth Monday: When the state economizes, local governments often pick up the bill.

For 15 straight years, St. Croix farms, small businesses and residents have used Clean Sweep collections to dispose of unused hazardous chemicals. But in his budget proposal Gov. Jim Doyle cuts about $1 million in grants for the program.

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