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Oilfield company fined $1.5 million for disposal violation

July 30, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

BISMARCK The North Dakota Industrial Commission levied $1.5 million in fines against an oil and gas operator Tuesday for violations that put a county’s drinking water at risk, the largest civil penalty the commission has ever issued. Continue Reading

MPCA issues fine in Pipestone County

April 16, 2013 in Worthington Daily Globe

ST. PAUL In its ongoing efforts to promote environmental compliance, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency concluded 51 enforcement cases in 36 counties throughout Minnesota during the first quarter of 2013. Continue Reading

Dickinson State to pay penalty with oil money

January 25, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

An appeal submitted by Dickinson State University over a fine slapped on the institution by the U.S. Department of Education last year has been rejected. Continue Reading

$700K in fines levied for wrongful sewage disposal

January 25, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

The North Dakota Department of Health on Friday announced more than a half-million dollars in penalties for two companies found to have improperly disposed of septic waste in the Oil Patch. Continue Reading

Department of Ed upholds DSU fine for enrollment-related violations

January 25, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

Dickinson State University officials this week received news that the U.S. Department of Education has denied an appeal for a $32,500 fine for enrollment reporting infractions, they announced today in a press release. Continue Reading

Harms, M.G. Oil pay thousands for improperly labeling fuel

December 31, 2012 in The Daily Republic

PIERRE (AP) Two companies accused of selling improperly labeled fuel in South Dakota have agreed to pay the state nearly $80,000.
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Avera fined for causing radiation burns in cancer patient

October 4, 2012 in The Daily Republic

SIOUX FALLS (AP) The Nuclear Regulatory Commission plans to fine a Sioux Falls hospital $11,200 for incidents in which a breast cancer patient suffered skin burns during treatment. Continue Reading

The problem with possessing pee: Dickinson Police see an uptick in people carrying urine

April 6, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

Area drug users carrying around other people’s urine or synthetic urine is becoming an issue, officials say. Continue Reading

Wheat Growers to pay $812,000 fine in worker death

March 14, 2012 in The Daily Republic

OSHA found nearly two dozen violations of grain handling and confined space standards. Continue Reading

OSHA fines SD grain company $95K for violations

December 30, 2011 in The Daily Republic

LaBolt (AP) A Labolt grain company is facing $95,000 in fines after federal investigators found more than a dozen safety violations.
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