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Published February 17, 2013, 12:41 PM

Minnesota lawmakers to take up silica sand mining boom

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Critics of a booming silica sand mining industry will ask lawmakers to hit the pause button Tuesday when the Minnesota Legislature holds its first-ever hearing on a subject that has so far been left up to local governments.

By: STEVE KARNOWSKI,Associated Press, Associated Press

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