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Posted on December 5, 2017 at 8:32 AM by Michael Stalberger
Drainage update 12/4/2017
Upcoming Drainage Hearings or Meetings:
Twp.) We will be having a final improvement hearing during
our December 12, 2017, Board of Commissioners Meeting. Meeting location is on second floor of
Historical County Courthouse Building, in the commissioner’s room.
JD17 (Garden City
Twp.) We will be hosting an informal landowner meeting to
discuss possible repairs / improvements to this drainage system. Part of the discussion will be updated plans
and cost estimates. Affected landowners will
receive a mailed notice of time and location.
think Minnesota, most people think corn, soybeans, hogs, and cattle
farming. In case you haven’t heard yet…Minnesota
is also home to a revolutionary shrimp farming business. The shrimp farm business is owned by Tru
Shrimp - a division of Ralco Animal Nutrition.
Ralco Animal Nutrition is based out of the Marshall area. Balaton, Minnesota is the home of the current
Tru Shrimp facility. They hatch, grow, feed,
and process shrimp in a controlled indoor environment.
Tru Shrimp is
adding a few large facilities to the Luverne, Minnesota area. The additional buildings mean more jobs: 75 –
100 new employees are expected to be needed to run their new “harbor”, waste
water treatment facility, and a processing facility.
Tru Shrimp has
teamed up with another well-known Minnesota company, Schwan’s, to expand the
shrimp farming business. Schwan’s made a
considerable investment with Tru Shrimp to help with facilitating the
processing part of the shrimp farming business.
There are multiple articles on this,
but here’s a link to get you started on reading more on this subject, http://trushrimpcompany.com/.
I thought this
article was interesting on multiple levels.
I like the fact that it’s helping boost job opportunities in rural parts
of Minnesota and also bringing over $100 million in new
construction. The water quality aspect of them establishing their own water treatment facility to protect nearby ecosystems is also interesting. I hope you find this new industry and its
reading as interesting as I did.
Recent Drainage Inspections – week of November 27 – December 1:
Please call with issues you observe on our
public drainage system, as there is a lot of open ditch and tile in our county
and only two of us in the drainage department. We will do our absolute
best to service your issues and concerns as we receive them.
We require that all repairs to a county
drainage system (tile or open ditch) be authorized by one us in the drainage
office, either Craig or myself, before any repairs are made.
Drainage Management Specialist