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Willmar City Council OKs $11,000 settlement for EPA violation in connection with construction of new airport

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WILLMAR -- The Willmar City Council has agreed to pay a reduced federal penalty for an alleged environmental violation that local officials say could have been remedied the day the violation was noted five years ago.

The council Monday night voted to pay $11,000 for one violation to the Environmental Protection Agency to settle what could have a penalty of up to $90,000 for seven alleged violations connected with construction of the new airport six years ago.

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