A federal funding program has helped clean up the Great Lakes. Could it work for the Mississippi River? (access required)

Summers in Bay City when Frank and Cathy Dosdall were young were all about Lake Pepin. The small Wisconsin village is about an hour southeast of the Twin Cities at the top edge of the 21-mile lake, the largest on the Mississippi River. Decades ago, the lake would draw many visitors for swimming, waterskiing and hopping in boats to chase waves from barges that would pass through.