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State fines Spirit Lake assisted living center

April 16, 2014 in Uncategorized

SPIRIT LAKE, Iowa (AP) — An assisted living center in Spirit Lake did not adequately train workers and committed numerous medication errors, according to state regulators who said the facility presents an “imminent danger” to residents.
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Oil Patch water permit violators face profit-based fines

August 10, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

FARGO North Dakota regulators recently collected $1.7 million in fines from companies that violated permit requirements for selling water to the oil industry under a policy shift aimed at denying profits for breaking the law. Continue Reading

2 companies fined by ND now face federal sewage disposal fine

January 30, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

BISMARCK Two companies fined more than half a million dollars by the state of North Dakota for improperly dumping sewage in the western Oil Patch have reached an agreement with federal prosecutors to pay more fines. Continue Reading

Big Sky Well Service cited, fined for August oil field death near Killdeer

January 18, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration on Friday released the findings of its investigation into the 2012 workplace death of a Dickinson man at a well site near Killdeer, and Big Sky Well Service has been fined. Continue Reading

Lawmakers look at proposed speeding fines

January 17, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

BISMARCK A $13 speeding ticket for driving 13 mph over the speed limit in North Dakota today carries the same fine as it did in 1975. Continue Reading

Township group won’t push on use of fine money

December 10, 2012 in The Daily Republic

SIOUX FALLS (AP) The South Dakota Association of Towns and Townships would like to see a change in the how money from fines and petty offenses is spent, but the group is not going to push it.
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Cheap enough to speed? State lawmakers support proposal to raise fines

August 22, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

BISMARCK State lawmakers are backing large increases in North Dakota’s highway speeding fines, some of which haven’t been increased in four decades or more. Continue Reading

Airline fined $900,000 for lengthy tarmac delays

November 14, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

American Eagle Airlines had tarmac delays of more than three hours on 15 flights arriving at O’Hare International Airport on May 29, the department said in a statement. A total of 608 passengers were aboard the delayed flights. Continue Reading

ND tribe gets tough on improper oil waste disposal

August 6, 2011 in The Dickinson Press

NEW TOWN, N.D. (AP) The Three Affiliated Tribes is cracking down on improper waste disposal by oil companies on the Fort Berthold Reservation in western North Dakota.
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Cos. face millions in fines

May 18, 2011 in The Dickinson Press

BISMARCK (AP) Nineteen oil companies working in North Dakota’s oil patch face fines totaling several million dollars for failing to protect waste pits from spring flooding, state regulators and health officials said Wednesday. Continue Reading