Tricounty News

MPCA levies penalties

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) concluded 39 enforcement cases totaling $857,564 in penalties during the third quarter of 2008, including three for this area. The cases occurred at facilities in 33 counties throughout Minnesota. The three area cases included: $442,600, Pan-O-Gold Baking Co., St. Cloud, for air quality violations; $39,960, Gluek Brewing Co. and Cold spring Brewing Co. of Cold Spring, for water quality violations; and $4,824, Randt Recycling Technologies Inc., Litchfield, for hazardous waste violations. A complete summary of environmental enforcement actions and news releases can be found on the MPCA's News Media Center Web page at