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MPCA: No further review required of Osakis-area hog feedlot

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A detailed environmental study will not be required for the proposed Gourley Brothers Hog Feedlot in Todd County.

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) Citizens' Board voted last week to approve a negative declaration on the need for an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the proposed swine facility.


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Amy Chaffins
Amy Chaffins is a journalist working for the Echo Press newspaper. After graduating from St. Cloud State University, Amy’s first job was at KSAX-TV working as an anchor and reporter. From 2003-2010, Amy worked as an editor and reporter for the Pope County Tribune and Starbuck Times newspapers. During her journalism career, Amy earned writing and photography awards from the Associated Press, Minnesota Newspaper Association and Society of Professional Journalists. Amy and her husband, Brandon, live in Alexandria and together write “He Sez, She Sez,” a humor column in the local women’s magazine, Chicz
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