Buffers improve water quality

Can we really see a difference in water quality in streams where there are buffers compared to those without buffers? According to a recent analysis, the answer is yes.

Public comments sought for proposed Pipestone County swine feedlot

Contact: Forrest Peterson, 320-979-1776

Clayton Johnson, Randy Carlson and Jared Carlson of CJ Swine, LLC propose to build a swine finishing feedlot about three miles west of Pipestone in Sweet Township. The public may submit written comments on the proposal until 4:30 p.m. on July 18, 2018.

The project’s first phase would consist of two total confinement barns stocking up to 4,800 head of finishers. A third barn would be added within 10 years for another 2,400 head.

Comment period for proposed dairy farm near Tintah in Grant County ends July 18

Contact: Dan Olson, MPCA, 218-846-8108

Riverview, LLP is proposing to develop an 11,000-head Jersey dairy farm called North Ottawa Dairy just east of Tintah in Grant County in the Bois de Sioux watershed. The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) is accepting comments on the project’s environmental review through July 18, 2018 at 4:30 pm. 

The project includes: