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
A long investigation of their dual roles at U, Georgia Tech comes to a close.
Updated: January 08, 2013, - 11:05 PM
While the officeholders have been careful to abstain from voting on their own deals. their ethics are being called into question by constituents and other elected leaders.
Updated: December 26, 2012, - 03:43 PM
City Council turns back environmental challenge to the proposal.
Updated: December 18, 2012, - 12:01 AM
In the months before the Minnesota Zoo's annual Beastly Ball, Ron Johnson would scurry around the Twin Cities in search of high-value donations for the event's fundraising auction. It was the perfect volunteer job for a retired super-salesman who loved animals and took pride in giving.
Updated: December 06, 2012, - 10:15 PM
Accretive Health Inc. was sued by the state for abusive debt-collection tactics.
Updated: November 20, 2012, - 10:52 PM
As the sand rush intensifies, county regulators are being hired away by the industry, creating backlogs of work and fears of conflicts of interest.
Updated: October 28, 2012, - 05:13 PM