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Panel asks southeast Minn. to follow sand mining rules

November 14, 2013 in Uncategorized

ST. PAUL — A Minnesota commission designated to oversee the Great River Road is sending a message to local governments asking that they consider the impact of silica sand mining.
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Panel asks southeast Minn. to follow sand mining rules

November 14, 2013 in Uncategorized

ST. PAUL — A Minnesota commission designated to oversee the Great River Road is sending a message to local governments asking that they consider the impact of silica sand mining.
The Mississippi River Parkway Commission voted unanimously Thursday …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

SD company says it has secured silica mine claims

March 20, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

RAPID CITY, S.D. A South Dakota-based company says it has secured silica sand mining claims in three Black Hills counties. 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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