A Minnesota judge won't punish a farmer for selling raw milk and violating his parole.
Michael Hartmann pleaded guilty to selling unpasteurized milk in 2012 and was given probation. But, he admitted in court that he continued to illegally sell raw milk.
Sibley County Assistant Attorney Don Lannoye prosecuted the case and is frustrated Hartmann won't be penalized. Lannoye says it takes away all the meaning from the original plea agreement.
State agriculture officials say other enforcement actions are pending against Hartmann, but declined to give specifics.
The Minnesota Department of Health in 2010 found that Hartmann's raw milk products sickened more than a dozen people.
Most Popular Today
- 1.Retail & Restaurants
Historic Sid's Liquor Building Has New Owner
- 2.Retail & Restaurants
Bass Pro Shops Turned Brandon Down
- 3.Retail & Restaurants
ALDI Discount Grocery Taking Big Lots Space On S. Louise Ave.
Transient Asphalt Paver Facing Charges In SD
Citibank Under Investigation For Student Loan Servicing
Hundreds Turn Out For Motorcycle Rally Event In Yankton
- 7.Your Money Matters
10th Street Struggles
- 8.Your Money Matters
4 Things To Never Do On Public Wi-Fi
Rally Impact Felt Across State
South Dakota Withholds 911 Upgrade Money After Problems