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Subdivision 1.Misdemeanors.

A person who violates a provision of this chapter is guilty of a misdemeanor.

Subd. 2.Gross misdemeanors.

A person is guilty of a gross misdemeanor who:

(1) willfully violates a provision of this chapter or order of the commissioner;

(2) engages in the business of drilling or making wells, sealing wells, installing pumps or pumping equipment, or constructing elevator shafts without a license required by this chapter; or

(3) engages in the business of exploratory boring without an exploratory borer's license under this chapter.

Subd. 3.Prosecution and venue.

A violation of this chapter shall be prosecuted by the county attorney in the county where the violation occurred or is occurring. The trial shall be held in that county.