As activists rally at the State Capitol for a moratorium on Minnesota’s emerging frac sand industry, business and labor groups say delays imposed by St. Paul could stifle the creation of hundreds of good jobs.
Updated: March 25, 2013, - 09:03 PM
Town's rejection of mining site leads to goodbyes from some investors.
Updated: March 13, 2013, - 11:47 PM
Frac sand mining in southeastern Minnesota was dealt a serious setback Tuesday night when the city of St. Charles adopted a resolution advocated by local foes of the industry.
Updated: March 13, 2013, - 06:04 AM
Southeastern Minnesota would get a silica sand board and taxes from industry under a bill in the Legislature.
Updated: February 26, 2013, - 06:49 AM
Facing a recall effort and an inquiry, Egan chose to stay in his role as lobbyist.
Updated: February 25, 2013, - 11:58 AM
Minnesota Sands bows to state pressure, in a move that could set a precedent for growing industry.
Updated: February 21, 2013, - 11:24 PM
Small governments in southeastern Minnesota seek state help on studying and regulating mining, with calls for a moratorium.
Updated: February 20, 2013, - 06:27 AM
A Ronald Reagan fan and former provost at Southeast Technical College in Red Wing, Amy Nelson now stands on the front lines of an anti-frac sand movement that is spreading rapidly across southeastern Minnesota.
Updated: February 19, 2013, - 04:00 PM
Residents swarmed into City Hall with conflict-of-interest concerns; he said he won't quit.
Updated: February 11, 2013, - 11:45 PM