Story courtesy Explore Okoboji

Wed 9-17-2014 (Spirit Lake)РThe Dickinson county board of supervisors meet this (Wed.) morning for a workshop on writing a letter to the Department of Natural Resources regarding a proposed manure management plan for a proposed 2,400 head confined feeding operation near Horseshoe Bend southwest of Milford.

It comes on the heels of a public hearing Monday where a vast majority who spoke demanded the county write a letter to the DNR opposing the manure management plan. Instead, the supervisors voted 3 to 2 to write a letter “incorporating facts that were stated at the hearing”.

That isn’t sitting well with those who fear the operation would pollute ground water, diminish property values and potentially cause health issues.

Family members of the proposed operation say many of the concerns are being exaggerated, adding they feel they’re being singled out in light of what they say are other facilities built near some area lakes.

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See previous story for this issue’s history:

Controversy Continues To Rage Over Proposed Hog Confinement – See more at: http://www.exploreokoboji.com/news/9-16-2014/controversy-continues-to-rage-over-proposed-hog-confinement/#sthash.wuyJTsSY.dpuf