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.

MPCA 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.

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

Brainerd

  • Rhonda Adkins, 218-821-9727 - Compliance/enforcement and permitting

  • Kourtney Frank, 218-232-9709 - Compliance/enforcement and permitting

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

Detroit Lakes

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

  • Molly Costin, 218-556-2786 - Compliance/enforcement and permitting

  • Taylor Hosszu, 218-849-7359 - Compliance/enforcement and permitting

Mankato

  • Mark Gernes, 507-344-5260 - Permitting lead
  • Sara Isebrand, 507-344-5263 - Tempo/data management
  • Dave Malakowsky, 507-461-3168 - Compliance/enforcement and permitting
  • Rebecca Novey, 507-995-2623 - Compliance/enforcement and permitting
  • George Schwint, 320-894-5866 - Principal engineer

Marshall

  • Randy Hukriede, 320-295-2227 - Program manager
  • Dana Leibfried, 507-421-7648 - Compliance/enforcement and permitting
  • Josh Kircher, 507-476-3375 - Compliance/enforcement and permitting
  • Toby Sunderland, 320-212-1910 - Engineer
  • Nick Timmerman, 507-476-7122 - Compliance/enforcement and permitting
  • Jason Kaare, 507-476-2221 - Compliance/enforcement and permitting
  • Brent Riess, 507-476-4268 - Compliance coordinator

Rochester

  • Paul Brietzke, 507-206-2616 - Nutrient management lead
  • Chelsea Habberstad, 507-226-3898 - Compliance/enforcement and permitting
  • Peter Kuisle, 507-424-9132 - Compliance/enforcement and permitting
  • Steve Schmidt, 507-251-9994 - East Unit supervisor

St. Paul

  • Brian Hetchler, 612-283-6303 - Engineer
  • Will Martens, 218-232-7802 - Compliance/enforcement and permitting