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.

The map below shows area of primary responsibility for the MPCA compliance and assistance staff.

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. The map below shows area of primary responsibility for the MPCA compliance and assistance staff.

  • PDF icon MPCA feedlot permitting/compliance field staff by county (wq-f1-11)

  • Brainerd
    Rhonda Adkins, 218-316-3900 - Compliance/Enforcement and Permitting
    Vacant, 218-316-3915 - Compliance/Enforcement and Permitting
    Allison Remer, 218-513-0344 - Engineer
    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
    Dustin Kashmark, 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
    Nathan Bird, 507-206-2622 - 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
    Brent Riess, 507-476-4268 - Compliance/Enforcement and Permitting
    Randy Hukriede, 320-441-6966 - 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

County feedlot officers