A St. Cloud company has reached a deal with the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency that requires the company to pay more than $440,000 for alleged violations of permitting rules.
The amount includes a $50,000 civil penalty paid by the Pan-O-Gold Baking Company. The rest of the money goes to paying for environmental improvement projects.
One of the projects is at the Pan-O-Gold's St. Cloud bakery. The company will spend $216,000 to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and make it's use of heat more efficient.
The alleged violations include building, installing and operating equipment for backing bread and buns without first getting an MPCA permit.