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Judge tells farmer: Clean up or go to jail


November 3, 2010
By Minneapolis Star Tribune

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November 2, 2010,
Minneapolis, MN – After nearly eight years of stubbornly avoiding orders to
clean up hog waste, a Paynesville, MN, farmer is going to jail – on weekends –
until the work gets done, a judge ruled recently.
November 2, 2010,
Minneapolis, MN – After nearly eight years of stubbornly avoiding orders to
clean up hog waste, a Paynesville, MN, farmer is going to jail – on weekends –
until the work gets done, a judge ruled recently.

It is a rare case of a
farmer being jailed for a pollution-related matter. It has pitted a small,
struggling operator against a large agency enforcing statewide feedlot
regulations.

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