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U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, center, talks with U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Regional Administrator Debra Shore in May 2022 at Hall Park in Benton Harbor about cleaning up Ox Creek. They were touring the creek with a group that also included Benton Harbor City Manager Ellis Mitchell, far left, and Assistant City Manager Alex Little, right.

BENTON HARBOR — Cleaning up Ox Creek in Benton Harbor is getting a $3 million boost from the federal government.

Benton Harbor Mayor Marcus Muhammad announced last week the money was earmarked to clean up the creek in a recent nonpartisan Omnibus Bill that was supported by U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow, U.S. Sen. Gary Peters and former U.S. Rep. Fred Upton.

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Staff Writer at The Herald-Palladium