In addition to correcting identified problems, the company paid a $27, 425 civil penalty.
News Releases: April 2016
The MPCA recently recognized 288 Minnesota wastewater treatment facilities for maintaining a perfect record of permit compliance during 2015.
If approved, the proposed farrowing, breeding and gestation operation will house a total of 3,392 sows and 1,190 gilts in three barns.
The MPCA is accepting comments on the reports through May 16.
More than 1,300 Minnesotans participate in the Citizen Monitoring Programs, but in order to reach all water bodies across Minnesota, more volunteers are needed.
The affected area includes Mankato, Hutchinson, St. Cloud, Marshall, Willmar, Detroit Lakes, Brainerd, Bemidji and Thief River Falls.
The MPCA has published a set of two reports on the Mustinka River watershed, and is seeking comments from the public on both.
The most intensive monitoring activities will focus on five of Minnesota’s 80 major watersheds — Mississippi River-Brainerd, Mississippi River-Sartell, the Ottertail River, the River Kettle and Upper St. Croix River watersheds.
At the CRWP annual meeting April 7 in Starbuck, a panel of area farmers who have been making changes called for in the plan will share their experiences on how it’s both profitable and helps achieve water quality goals.