News release: Minnesota DNR accepting comments on environmental documents for proposed Lake Bronson Dam rehabilitation

September 19, 2023

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is accepting comments through Oct. 19 on an Environmental Assessment Worksheet related to the rehabilitation of the Lake Bronson Dam, located within Lake Bronson State Park in Kittson County.

The purpose of the project is to improve the safety of the Lake Bronson Dam, which is in poor condition. The project includes the removal and replacement of the 85-year-old concrete spillway and associated Kittson County Highway 28 Bridge. (Note: The DNR is actively monitoring conditions at the current structure in an effort to ensure public safety prior to completion of the project.)

A copy of the EAW is available on the project page of the DNR website.

A hard copy may be requested by calling 651-259-5122.

The EAW is also available for public review at the following locations:

  • Hallock Public Library, 163 3rd Street South, Hallock, MN 56728.
  • Lake Bronson State Park, 793 230th St, Box 9, Lake Bronson, MN 56734

The EAW was published in the Sept. 19 Environmental Quality Board Monitor.

Comments must be submitted no later than 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19.

  • Mailed comments should be sent to the attention of Becky Horton, EAW project manager, Ecological and Water Resources Division, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, 500 Lafayette Road N, St. Paul, MN 55155.
  • Email comments should be sent to [email protected] with “Lake Bronson Dam Rehabilitation” in the subject line.

Anyone providing a mailing address or submitting comments via email will receive a copy of the decision document, which includes responses to comments. Because all comments and related information are part of the public record for this environmental review, commenters’ names and email or postal addresses will be published and publicly available as they appear in the materials they submit. 

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