Public open house meetings were held in Mapleton and Mankato on June 20th and 21st, 2017. The open houses helped to gather public input and inform landowners and local communities of the permitting process for the proposed project. Residents were able to learn more information, view potential route maps, ask questions and provide feedback on the project and potential routes.
There will be several more opportunities for public comment and dialogue, including public meetings and public hearings. The draft EIS will be published in December 2018. Public meetings concerning the draft EIS will be held in January 2019. Public hearings will also be held in the project area in early 2019. Landowners will receive notice of public meetings and hearings when the dates are finalized.
Community engagement is important to this process and we sincerely value and appreciate the feedback we have and continue to receive.
Phone: (toll free) 1-855-839-8865
If you have questions or comments about the project please contact:
Minnesota Department of Commerce
Environmental Review Manager
Minnesota Public Utilities Commission