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Keeping up with Mother Nature

February 25, 2014 in Uncategorized

City, county and state deal with overtime hours as workers clear streets, roads

WORTHINGTON — Frequent snow showers and high winds that lead to drifting have kept city, county and state road crews busy this winter to ensure a safe driving surfac…continue reading on dglobe.com

Goodhue County, Minn., mining ban gets 6-month extension

August 6, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

RED WING, Minn. Silica sand mining in Goodhue County will have to hold off for at least another six months. Continue Reading

Minnesota Committee OKs sand mining moratorium

February 26, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

ST. PAUL, Minn. New silica sand mines would be prohibited from opening for a year under a bill a Minnesota Senate committee approved Tuesday. Continue Reading

Lawmakers OK sand mining moratorium, despite GOP objections

February 26, 2013 in Worthington Daily Globe

ST. PAUL New silica sand mines would be prohibited from opening for a year under a bill a state Senate committee approved Tuesday. Continue Reading

Sand storm brewing on the horizon

February 22, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

Mining for sand used in the hydraulic fracturing process has become a hot topic in Minnesota and state leaders in North Dakota are paying attention. Continue Reading

Sand mining legislative testimony coarse

February 19, 2013 in Worthington Daily Globe

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Minn. lawmakers to look at sand mining

February 17, 2013 in Worthington Daily Globe

Opponents cite environmental concerns and
stress on roadsST. PAUL Many Minnesotans are not sure whether more silica sand mining could mean dangerous dust and contaminated water, a booming economy, or something in between.
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Fracking sand depot in the works in Richardton

August 20, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

RICHARDTON City commissioners unanimously agreed to allow annexation of nearly 80 acres of land south of the railroad for a fracking sand railroad depot during a meeting Monday at City Hall. Continue Reading

Elevator poised to double revenue by partnering with oil industry

August 3, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

BERTHOLD Fourteen months ago, the general manager of the Berthold Farmers Elevator worried how he would keep everyone on the payroll during such a wet season. Continue Reading

Veterans group back Sand in N.D. GOP Senate primary

May 16, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

A veterans’ group is buying television advertising to support Republican Duane Sand’s U.S. Senate primary campaign against GOP Congressman Rick Berg. Sand and Berg are opposing each other in the June 12 primary election. They’re competing for the Republican Senate nomination to run against Democrat Heidi Heitkamp in the fall. Continue Reading