User uShare Login | Register

Along with posting photos, videos, and stories, your uShare account lets you post Classified Ads, recipes on What's For Dinner, and Announcements.

21° View Weather Current Conditions Sioux Falls Change Location
Set Weather Options


TEMPERATURE LOCATION | Sioux Falls News & Weather, South Dakota News & Weather, Minnesota and Iowa News

[0] My Saved Articles
Back to all news


Find local businesses
on the KELO Pages!


Judge Fines Cattleman $12,000 For Water Pollution

May 27, 2014, 4:05 PM


A northwest Iowa cattle producer has agreed to pay a court ordered $12,000 fine for improperly applying manure on fields that flowed into a tributary of a local creek in 2012.

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources says Vernon Van Beek failed to report the discharges, which were discovered during a June 2012 routine inspection.

Van Beek owns Lone Tree Feedlot near Inwood. He raises about 990 cows.

Van Beek agreed to the judgment to settle a lawsuit filed Thursday by Attorney General Tom Miller representing the DNR.

State records show the farm discharged in 2009, 2010, and three times in 2011.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ordered the farm to obtain a Clean Water Act permit from the DNR after the 2010 spill. A permit was issued in 2012.

Previous Story

Next Story



View agriculture

You may also like

Shot Cow In Campbell County Receives Social Media Attention

11/24/2015 10:00 PM

Glenham area rancher Casey Perman found his dead cow Saturday. He posted a picture and message offering a reward on Facebook. It had thousands of like...

Full Story | Watch
Minnesota Officials Targeting Tractor Rollovers

11/23/2015 6:29 AM

Minnesota officials are trying to attack tractor rollovers as a way to improve safety on the farm.

Full Story
South Dakota Farmers Wrapping Up The Fall Harvest

11/24/2015 1:41 PM

South Dakota's winter wheat crop is rated 69 percent in good-to-excellent condition, up from 68 percent last week.

Full Story
South Dakota Cattle On Feed Up 9 Percent

11/20/2015 4:35 PM

South Dakota feedlots with capacities of 1,000 or more animals reported 240,000 cattle on feed on November 1, up 9 percent from last year.

Full Story
Tuesday Ag Markets

11/24/2015 1:49 PM

Here's a look at agriculture markets as of noon Tuesday:

Full Story