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County seeks comment for Clow Stamping environmental assessment

Crow Wing County announces that an Environmental Assessment Worksheet (EAW) has been prepared for a proposed expansion to Clow Stamping, a metal fabricating facility in Merrifield. The proposed project will consist of the construction of two storage buildings totaling 69,000 square feet, along with a parking lot and loading area. A new access road will also be constructed to allow trucks and employees to access the loading area off County Road 3.

An EAW is a document which is designed to set out the basic facts necessary to determine whether an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) is required for a proposed action. The purpose of the EAW process is to disclose information about potential environmental impacts of a project. The worksheet contains 20 questions focusing on the project’s environmental setting, the potential for environmental harm, and plans to reduce the harm.

Public comments on the EAW should be submitted in writing to Crow Wing County Land Services Department, Environmental Services Division, 322 Laurel Street, Suite 14, Brainerd, MN, 56401. Comments can also be submitted by phone to 218-824-1128, by fax to 218-824-1126 or by email to

The public can review a copy of the EAW at the Crow Wing County Land Services Building or online at Comments must be submitted to Crow Wing County by Feb. 19 at 5 p.m. A decision on the need for an EIS will be made by the Crow Wing County Board of Commissioners on March 11.

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