If any person fails to comply with any provision of sections 93.44 to 93.51, or any rules promulgated pursuant to these sections, or any permit condition required by these sections or the rules, for a period of 15 days after notice of such failure, or the expiration of time for corrective action as provided for in section 93.481, subdivision 4, such person shall be liable for a civil penalty of not more than $1,000 for each and every day of the continuance of such failure. The commissioner may assess and collect any such penalty.
Any person who knowingly and willfully violates or refuses to comply with any rule, decision, order or ruling of the commissioner shall upon conviction be guilty of a gross misdemeanor. At the request of the commissioner, the attorney general may institute a civil action in a district court of the state for a restraining order or injunction or other appropriate remedy to prevent or preclude a violation of the terms and conditions of any rules promulgated hereunder. The district court of the state of Minnesota in which district the mining operation affected is conducted shall have jurisdiction to issue such order or injunction or to provide other appropriate remedies.