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Supporters rally in Madison for Cassville power plant

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About 200 people rallied in Madison Wednesday in favor of a proposed coal-fired power plant on the Mississippi River in Cassville.

Farmers, union leaders, and environmentalists got behind the Alliant Energy project in the face of rising costs and public opposition.

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The supporters said it would create hundreds of construction jobs and 40 full-time plant positions, at a time when unemployment is a growing concern.

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