Attorney General Chris Koster is on the job.

He has reached a settlement with a Monroe County breeding facility owner who had:

failed to provide adequate ventilation and odor control; failed to provide clean, dry bedding and wind and rain breaks to protect the dogs from the elements; failed to provide shade for the dogs; failed to clean and sanitize the facility or to provide adequate space for the dogs; failed to remove sharp wires and metal from the kennel areas; and failed to provide adequate veterinary care or maintain veterinary records.

He is suing a St. Francois County man for safe drinking water violations:

Koster said Robert A. Montgomery, who owns Walnut Grove Mobile Home Park in Farmington, also owns and operates the water system that supplies water to residents of the mobile home park.  Investigations by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources found that Montgomery violated state drinking water regulations at the mobile home park by failing to obtain a permit to dispense drinking water; allowing the system to exceed the maximum contaminant levels for total coliform bacteria and radionuclides, specifically radium-226 and radium-228; and failing to monitor for microbiological contaminants.

And he’s suing the Clark County Commission to return the $57,500 it took to preserve an historic site, the Clark County Courthouse. …Because the Commission tore the courthouse down.