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The bulk carrier Cuyahoga offloads last September in St. Joseph. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will provide an emergency $500,000 to help dredge the St. Joseph Harbor this year.

ST. JOSEPH — St. Joseph officials recently learned the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is providing an emergency $500,000 to dredge the St. Joseph Harbor.

St. Joseph City Manager John Hodgson said that initially, no dredging was going to take place this year. But he said the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers found a shoal in the St. Joseph River near the railroad bridge during the spring’s annual soundings.

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