Trempealeau Co. sand mine fined for storm water violations

The Wisconsin Department of Justice is fining a Trempealeau County sand mine for storm water violations.

Preferred Sands of Wisconsin, LLC has a mine operating outside of Blair.

A judge ordered the mine Monday to pay $200,000 to the state.

The ruling says the company failed to prevent pollutants from getting into the environment and did not tell the Wisconsin DNR it was expanding operations at the site.