BREAKING NEWS: Lawsuit filed in Ripley feedlot controversy
A lawsuit has been filed in Dodge County District Court involving a feedlot controversy in Ripley Township.
Lowell and Evelyn Trom of rural Blooming Prairie are suing Ripley Township and Timothy and Jennifer Langdon of Cannon Falls who are attempted to build a swine factory farm in Ripley Township.
In their lawsuit, the Troms claims Ripley Township failed and refused to enforce Township Zoning Ordinances requiring public notice and complete application information.
The Troms allege the township improperly granted a variance and conditional use permit for the proposed project consisting of 2,400 hogs on the border of Ripley and Westfield townships in southern Dodge County.
According to the Trom’s suit, the township ignored a 22-page letter and extensive supporting documentation provided by the Troms and several others concerning the serious public health and environmental issues related to factory farms.
Turn to next week’s print editions for more details.