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MPCA smaller amid state cutbacks, staff retirements

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OLIVIA -- Its responsibilities may be growing, but not its staff.

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency has seen its staffing drop from a high of around 1,200 in 2007 to 900 today.

It will likely shrink to 850 to 875 positions after federal cuts are felt over the next 18 months, the commissioner of the MPCA told reporters during an informal luncheon Dec. 1 in Olivia.

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Tom Cherveny
Tom Cherveny is a regional and outdoor reporter with the West Central Tribune in Willmar, MN.
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