News Releases: November 2017

Sugar processor to pay fine for odor problems and other environmental issues Tuesday, November 21, 2017

American Crystal Sugar Company has agreed to pay a fine and take steps to prevent hydrogen sulfide emissions at facilities in East Grand Forks and Crookston, following an enforcement action by the MPCA.

Environmental review is underway for two Nobles County hog farms Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Environmental review is underway for two new hog farms in Nobles County. Brothers Nick and Andy Henning each plan to build two barns for 4,800 finishing hogs north of Worthington in Graham Lakes and Bloom townships, respectively.

MPCA releases draft environmental review for Swift County dairy Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Riverview Farms plans to build a large dairy about six miles southwest of Benson in Section 6 of Swenoda Township, Swift County. The public may submit written comments on the Swenoda Dairy Environmental Assessment Worksheet (EAW) until 4:30 p.m. on Dec. 20, 2017.

Hog facility planned in Traverse County; environmental review underway Monday, November 13, 2017

The project will include one total confinement barn for up to 8,700 hogs with a 10-foot deep concrete liquid manure storage area, an animal composting building, an office, a workshop, three permanent stormwater ponds, three water wells and employee housing.