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MPCA Citizen's Board votes against Excel Dairy

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ST. PAUL -- A Thief River Falls-area dairy failed to convince the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency's Citizens' Board Tuesday that it was wrongfully denied the right to operate.

The MPCA Board voted 8-0 to uphold Commissioner Paul Eger's decision that Excel Dairy does not comply with its manure handling permit.

The commissioner ruled in January that he would not issue Excel another permit after repeated complaints of air pollution and other issues.

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