The public’s input is being sought on a swine expansion project in Pope County.

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency has made a preliminary determination to issue a permit to Gierke Farms LLC – Pine Grove to expand their rural Glenwood facility with a third confinement barn, with below barn concrete manure storage area. The new building would be capable of holding 530 additional swine.

Public comment is being taken until May 1st and may be done in three ways. You may submit written comments on the draft permit, petition MPCA to hold a public informational meeting, or petition to hold a contested case hearing.

Further details are available on the MPCA website.

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