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The Becker County commissioners toured the Polk County Solid Waste Resource Recovery Plant in Fosston on Tuesday, and saw how the facility recycles garbage from five area counties into steam energy, which is sold to industrial park customers. (Vicki Gerdes/DL Newspapers)

A burning issue

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On Tuesday, representatives from the City of Perham, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency and Otter Tail County will meet with the Becker County Board to discuss the proposed expansion of Perham's solid waste incinerator.


Becker County has been invited to become a joint powers partner in the expansion of the Perham Resource Recovery Facility. The commissioners have been given until the end of June to reach a decision.

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