Notice is hereby given, pursuant to Minnesota Statute, Section 18.83, Subdivision 1, that all persons in Pipestone County, Minnesota, shall control or eradicate all noxious weeds on land they occupy or are required to maintain. Control or eradication may be accomplished by any lawful method, but the method(s) applied may need to be repeated in order to prevent the spread of viable noxious weed seeds and other propagating parts to other lands. Failure to comply with the general notice may mean that an individual notice, Minnesota Statues, Section 18.83, Subdivision 2, will be issued.
An individual notice may be appealed within two working days of receipt to the appeal committee in the county where the land is located. Failure to comply with an individual notice will mean that the inspector having jurisdiction may either hire the work done or seek a misdemeanor charge against the person(s) who failed to comply.
If the work is hired done by the inspector, the cost can be placed as a tax upon the land and collected as other real estate taxes are collected. You may obtain a list of the plants that are designated noxious and the members of the appeal committee from your County Agricultural Inspector. You can also obtain this information from your local weed inspectors.
County Agricultural Inspector
Pipestone County Conservation & Zoning Office
119 Second Avenue SW
Pipestone, MN 56164
If you have a complaint against noxious weeds please contact your township officials. If the complaint is not taken care of, the township will notify the County Ag Inspector and further enforcement action will be taken.
More information regarding the MN Noxious Weed Law and a list of County Agricultural Inspectors can be obtained from the Minnesota Department of Agriculture's Web Site