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Conditional use permit approved for quarry in Big Stone County, Minn.

May 1, 2012 in West Central Tribune

ORTONVILLE The Big Stone County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved a conditional use permit Tuesday for a controversial quarry project on the edge of the Big Stone National Wildlife Refuge.
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Rancher loses lease after he refused to give up opposition to quarry plan

May 1, 2012 in West Central Tribune

ORTONVILLE A rancher who voiced opposition to plans by the Strata Corporation to develop a quarry in Big Stone County will not have the lease renewed for the land where he grazes his cattle.
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Citizens hope to block development of western Minnesota quarry proposed by Grand Forks business

February 16, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Strata Corporation of Grand Forks wants to develop a 104-acre quarry adjacent to the Big Stone National Wildlife Refuge between Ortonville and Odessa. The quarry would be part of a 478-acre property that hosts nine species of rare and endangered plants, including ball cacti found nowhere else in Minnesota, the West Central Tribune of Willmar reported today. Continue Reading

Between a rock and a hard place: Quarry proposal opens mining debate on Minn. western waters

February 15, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

CLINTON, Minn. Western Minnesota has its own version of the mining debate taking shape on the edge of the Boundary Waters. Continue Reading