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The following residential building contractors were disciplined by the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry in December.
Minco Products will pay a civil penalty of $65,600 for alleged hazardous-waste violations at their Fridley plant, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) announced Dec. 29.
Minco manufactures flexible circuits and heaters, and humidity and temperature sensors. Over several years, Anoka County and MPCA staff documented violations of hazardous-waste rules related to the manufacturing process. These included open hazardous-waste containers, improper container labeling and a small spill left unrecovered.
Minco has corrected the violations and has outlined changes to avoid future violations.
Read this and other MPCA news releases here.
A Ham Lake real estate agent was disciplined in October for misconduct that included receiving kickbacks totaling more than $177,000 from the purchase of two properties.
Josephine Momanyi’s real-estate salesperson license was revoked, she was permanently barred from engaging in residential mortgage origination or servicing and she was ordered to pay a $15,000 civil penalty to the State of Minnesota. According to the Minnesota Department of Commerce consent order, signed on October 28, Momanyi allegedly falsely claimed on loan documentation that she would owner-occupy two properties she purchased when “in fact she did not owner-occupy either property.”
The department also said Momanyi receive $177,000 via a facilitator fee from the purchase of the properties and did not disclose the kickback to the financial institutions that underwrote the purchases. “Thus the respondent has demonstrated she is untrustworthy, financially irresponsible or otherwise incompetent or unqualified to act under the license granted by the commissioner,” the order stated.
The City of Jordan was justified in firing police officer Corey Pudwill in 2006, state arbitrator James A. Lundberg ruled November 16. Lundberg agreed with the city that Pudwill did not follow proper procedures during an early-morning traffic stop of a 19-year-old woman, who later accused Pudwill of groping her.
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