MPCA feedlot staff contacts

The MPCA staff listed below serve specific areas of the state. They are responsible for activities including permitting, inspections, and compliance/enforcement. In delegated counties, the county issues permits for facilities that do not require NPDES or SDS permits; MPCA is responsible for permitting of these facilities. In non-delegated counties, the MPCA is responsible for all permitting.

Map of Minnesota and MPCA state regional offices

Northwest Region OfficeNortheast Region OfficeNorth Central Regional Office Metro Region Office Southwest Region Southeast RegionMPCA feedlot program

If you have questions about the MPCA County Feedlot Program, please contact Steve Schmidt, steven.schmidt@state.mn.us at 507-206-2618, or Michelle Oie, michelle.oie@state.mn.us, at 218-316-3877.

The MPCA staff listed below are responsible for activities including permitting, inspections, and compliance/enforcement. In delegated counties, the county issues permits for facilities that do not require federal permits; MPCA is responsible for permitting of facilities. In non-delegated counties, the MPCA is responsible for all permitting.

Map showing areas of primary responsibility for the MPCA compliance and assistance staff:

Brainerd

  • Rhonda Adkins, 218-316-3900 - Compliance/Enforcement and Permitting

  • Kourtney Frank, 218-316-3874 - Compliance/Enforcement and Permitting

  • Michelle Oie, 218-316-3877 - County Program

  • Rachel Studanski, 218-316-3876 - Compliance Coordinator

Detroit Lakes

  • Lisa Scheirer, 218-846-8122 - West Unit Supervisor

  • Molly Costin, 218-846-8114 - Compliance/Enforcement and Permitting

  • Vacant, 218-846-8123 - Compliance/Enforcement and Permitting

Rochester

  • Steve Schmidt, 507-206-2618 - East Unit Supervisor
  • Paul Brietzke, 507-206-2616 - Compliance/Enforcement and Permitting

Mankato

  • Sara Isebrand, 507-344-5263 - Tempo/Data Management
  • Dave Malakowsky, 507-344-5264 - Compliance/Enforcement and Permitting
  • Mark Gernes, 507-344-5260 - Compliance/Enforcement and Permitting

St. Paul

  • Will Martens, 651-757-2104 - Compliance/Enforcement and Permitting

Marshall

  • Randy Hukriede, 320-295-2777 - Program Manager
  • Dana Leibfried, 507-421-7648 - Compliance/Enforcement and Permitting
  • Klayton VanOverbeke, 507-476-4276 - Compliance/Enforcement and Permitting
  • George Schwint, 320-894-5866 - Engineer
  • Toby Sunderland, 320-212-1910 - Engineer
  • Forrest Peterson, 320-979-1776 - Public Information