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
Winona County will decide on requests tied to frac sand mining.
Updated: February 09, 2013, - 05:09 PM
Dennis Egan's decision occurs as debate rages up and down the Mississippi River corridor over the sand boom. In the past four years, more than 100 mines and processing facilities have been permitted in Wisconsin and Minnesota.
Updated: February 06, 2013, - 11:36 AM
Miining companies are leveraging jobs and money to exert their will in the small communities of southeastern Minnesota and western Wisconsin, where a sand rush has led to the permitting of more than 100 facilities in the past four years.
Updated: February 04, 2013, - 06:05 AM
Deal with state may yield needed data on health effects.
Updated: January 29, 2013, - 08:45 PM
WHITEHALL, WIS. - A divisive public hearing over frac sand ended in approvals this week for two new mining projects, despite citizen complaints that some officials were dealing themselves into the business at the expense of their neighbors.
Updated: January 10, 2013, - 10:54 PM