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Grant County Manure Spill causes problems for Rural Fennimore Residents

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FENNIMORE (WKOW) -- Cleanup is underway near Fennimore after waste from a million gallon manure pit spilled at Misty Morning Dairy on Thursday.  While the DNR says they've set up berms to capture the spill, contaminated water has already reached Castle Rock Creek, a local hot spot trout fishing.  

Fisherman and guide Jim Romberg says hundreds of gallons of contaminated water are creating worry for the industry even outside of Wisconsin. He's received calls from worried fisherman as far away as Missouri, MIchigan and Illinois, wondering about the impact of the spill for their own waters. 

Even with dead fish being removed from the creek, Romberg is trying to look on the bright side as fresh water is pumped into the creek.  Area residents are still being told not to drink the well water until further notice. 

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