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New Fashion Pork withdraws permit app. for Superior Township Confinement

January 21, 2015
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Explore Okoboji – Tue 1-20-2015 (Spencer)– We have word this (Tues.) afternoon New Fashion Pork has apparently withdrawn its application to build a 4,400 head hog operation on the Iowa/Minnesota border in Superior Township, in the far northeastern corner of Dickinson county. Assistant County Attorney Lonnie Saunders tells KUOO news he was notified by a…

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Supervisors draft letter to DNR

January 14, 2015
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This morning the Dickinson County Board of Supervisors authorized the sending of the attached letter to the Iowa Department of Natural Resources – Environmental Protection Division at Spencer. The letter was hand carried to Spencer this afternoon. Click to read – Guge Farm Letter Signed

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Dickinson Supervisors Vote To Reject Matrix Scoring Of Proposed Hog Operation

December 26, 2014
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Story courtesy of Explore Okoboji The Dickinson county board of supervisors voted unanimously today (Tues.) to object to the scoring of the Master Matrix for a 4,400 head hog operation New Fashion Pork wants to locate in Superior Township in northeastern Dickinson county. The vote…

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Proposed 4,400 Head Hog Operation In NE Dickinson County Draws Big Crowd To Board Of Supervisors Meeting

December 17, 2014
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Story courtesy of Explore Okoboji (Spirit Lake)– A public hearing on a proposal by New Fashion Pork to build a 4,400 head hog confinement barn in Superior Township near the…

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Educational meeting planned Oct. 22

October 13, 2014
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The Dickinson County Clean Water Alliance will host an educational meeting Oct. 22 to learn more about Iowa’s Water and Land Legacy and efforts to fund a state trust fund…

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Supervisors draft letter opposing livestock expansion near Milford

September 25, 2014
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The Dickinson County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday voted to send a certified letter to the Iowa Department of Natural Resources that will call on the state agency to reconsider…

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