Nuisance complaints against Besse Forest Products, doing business as Birchwood Manufacturing in Rice Lake, that have persisted for more than a year now have the attention of the Department of Natural Resources.

Susan Lindem, an environment engineer in the DNR’s air management division, told the Rice Lake City Council on Tuesday that the DNR is allocating resources into investigating air quality complaints and ensuring Besse is in compliance. 

Birchwood Manufacturing damage

The aftermath of a June 2017 storm that damaged Birchwood Manufacturing in downtown Rice Lake. 

I am managing editor at The Chronotype.

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