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Montana man pleads guilty to 'most egregious environmental crimes' in North Dakota

BISMARCK, N.D. — A Montana executive accused of dumping toxic drilling liquid and endangering drinking water for a county in southwest North Dakota has pleaded guilty to 11 felony charges in federal court.

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Polson proposes tripling water, sewer rates

POLSON — The Polson City Commission has proposed tripling the city's water and sewer rates to pay for a $19 million wastewater and sewage treatment plant needed to meet federal discharge regulations that take effect in 2018.

July 09, 2014 3:00 pmLoading…
Bullock reduces loan costs for $29M in city water, wastewater projects

Bullock reduces loan costs for $29M in city water, wastewater projects

HELENA — Gov. Steve Bullock said Friday he’s lowering interest rates and other charges for state loans that fund city wastewater and drinking-water projects in Montana, saving local governments $29 million over the next 20 years.

June 13, 2014 2:57 pmLoading…

Forsyth gets $500,000 grant for wastewater lines

Forsyth will receive a $500,000 grant from the state of Montana to improve water distribution lines.

November 20, 2013 4:50 pmLoading…

Regulating subdivisions crucial to protect health of inhabitants

No one wants toxic wastes polluting their soil or water.

January 22, 2013 11:45 pmLoading…

Montana oil executive pleads not guilty to crime in North Dakota

DICKINSON, N.D. — A Montana oil executive has pleaded not guilty to violating oil drilling wastewater disposal rules in North Dakota.

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Western Sugar pays $20,000 fine for clean water violations

Western Sugar pays $20,000 fine for clean water violations

Western Sugar Cooperative has paid a $20,000 fine for water quality violations stemming from a 15-million gallon holding pond breach that flooded south Billings in 2011.

April 02, 2012 5:06 pm Photos

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Health Matters: Additives not an alternative for proper septic maintenance

In our rural community, many people rely on septic systems to process sewage, and just about everyone has seen the television commercial promising easy maintenance of these systems. Some products even go as far as claiming that they can immediately repair clogged septic systems and completel…

January 10, 2012 11:30 pmLoading…

Bill would force septic system disclosure

A bill before the Senate Local Government Committee would force home sellers and their real estate agents to disclose available basic data about septic systems, while protecting them against liability if they do so.

January 31, 2011 7:09 pmLoading…
Sugar beet bilge may have totaled 15 million gallons

Sugar beet bilge may have totaled 15 million gallons

Ray Lang wasn't in when foul flood waters pounded on the door of his 50-year-old family business Sunday, but it didn't matter.

January 08, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Western Sugar dries out, fires up after Sunday flood

The Western Sugar Cooperative mill is running again after mopping up from Sunday's wastewater flood.

January 06, 2011 9:45 pmLoading…
Venetta McGuire

Venetta McGuire

Venetta McGuire of Billings walks down a path at her homeon Monday surrounded by mud and debris left by wastewater from the Western Sugar factory. McGuire and her family live on Riverside Drive directly across the street from the holding ponds.

January 03, 2011 4:05 pmLoading…

Plume of fouled water hits wells on Fort Peck reservation

Federal officials Thursday ordered three oil companies to support the monitoring of water supplies on northeastern Montana's Fort Peck Indian Reservation, after public wells were found to be tainted with salty wastewater.

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Lockwood sewer project nears milestone

Lockwood sewer project nears milestone

The long-awaited Lockwood sewer project is approaching a major milestone in the next few months.

October 28, 2010 11:30 pmLoading…

Alcova land sale could cut county tax revenue

CASPER — The effort to privatize the federal land beneath the cabins at Alcova Reservoir has encountered difficulties with revenue, possible future development and wastewater concerns, Natrona County’s Road and Bridge Department supervisor said Tuesday.

October 07, 2010 12:00 amLoading…

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