In late September, Metro Columnist Jon Tevlin visited McGregor, Iowa, where an expanding frac sand mine brought lots of needed jobs, but also headaches for the tourism industry. Click here to read it.
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Kinnickinnic Township near River Falls, Wisc., is a guardian of one of the most prized trout streams in the Upper Midwest. At a township meeting this week, there was a frac sand surprise.
Houston's Hi-Crush is dealing with three small municipalities to build a large frac sand mine, processing center and rail-loading center between Whitehall and Independence, Wisconsin
Six agencies are involved in rulemaking and regulation.
Minnesotans Rick Frick and Mike Murphy are picking up the pieces of a failed initiative to build a major frac sand facility in St. Charles. They'll go elsewhere for a rail site and they vow to mine sand.
A proposal to build one of the nation's largest frac sand processing and transportation hubs in St. Charles, Minn., was rejected when the City Council refused to provide a home for the project