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April is Safe Digging Month: Call Before You Dig

Inspectors on scene after a natural gas emergency hear it often: “I noticed a strange smell but didn’t know what it was so I didn’t do anything.”    That rotten-egg smell could mean there is a natural gas leak — and it could be deadly.   The best way to avoid an emergency or unintentionally striking an   underground facility is to call 811 before you dig. 

April is Safe Digging Month in Minnesota. As winter-weary homeowners get ready to enjoy the warm weather and tackle their spring yard projects, The Minnesota Department of Public Safety Office of Pipeline Safety (MNOPS) reminds Minnesotans to call before they dig.


2015 Pipeline Safety Educational Conference

The 2015 Pipeline Safety Educational Conference is Monday, April 13 through Thursday, April 16 at Breezy Point Resort in Breezy Point, MN.

This is an information-packed conference designed specifically for large and small pipeline operators, natural gas and hazardous liquids industry personnel, damage prevention personnel, managers, trainers, and technicians. 

Follow this link for conference and registration​ information.