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Final MPCA hearing denies Excel Dairy's permit effort

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The long saga of Excel Dairy is over.

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency's Citizens Advisory Board has unanimously denied an appeal of its earlier decision not to reissue a permit to the rural Thief River Falls dairy, which was declared a public health hazard in 2008.


"The applicant has a history of non-compliance with Minnesota rules, statutes and permit conditions," the MPCA said in its Findings of Fact presented at an MPCA hearing Tuesday.

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