The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency has prepared an environmental assessment worksheet for a proposed swine facility about four miles southwest of Bertha in Todd County.
The EAW, which describes potential impacts on land use, water quality and air quality, is open for public review and comment for 30 days through Aug. 29.
Comments on the EAW should be submitted to the MPCA in writing by 4:30 p.m. on Aug. 29 to Chai Insook, MPCA, 520 Lafayette Road N., St. Paul, MN 55155-4194, or by fax to (651) 297-2343.
Copies of the Minnkota North EAW are available for review at:
MPCA St. Paul office.
MPCA Web site at www.pca.state.mn.us/news/eaw/index.html.
Staples Library, 611 Iowa Ave. N.E.
MPCA Brainerd office, 1800 College Road S., Baxter.
By calling the MPCA directly at (651) 297-8510.
Questions about the project should be directed to Insook at (651) 296-7718 or (800) 657-3864.
Information about the permit application and associated documents, including the air emissions and odor management plan, animal mortality plan, emergency response plan and manure management plan, is available by contacting Gary Lackey, MPCA Detroit Lakes office, (218) 846-7391 or Jenny Magyar, MPCA Brainerd office, 825-3052.
Road closures planned in Timothy Township
Starting Aug. 6, Crow Wing County Road 1 will be closed about two miles west of the Crow Wing County Road 1 and Crow Wing County Road 66 intersection in Timothy Township in northern Crow Wing County as crews begin a bridge replacement over Thompson Creek.
Traffic will be detoured onto Highway 371, Crow Wing County Road 16 and Crow Wing County Road 66. Weather permitting, the road will be closed for about a week.
Starting Aug. 13, Swanburg Road will be closed at the Thompson Creek bridge site about a half mile north of Crow Wing County Road 1. No detour will be in place.
Both roads will be impassable while the work is being performed. Any questions should be directed to the Crow Wing County Highway Department at 824-1110.
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