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Published June 04, 2013, 12:00 AM

Sand Mining


In a Feb. 13, 2012 file photo, a truck dumps a load of silica sand at Modern Transport Rail loading terminal in Winona, Minn. Critics of silica sand mining had hoped the Minnesota Legislature would adopt aggressive statewide rules to protect people and the environment. However, what emerged from the just finished session was a compromise that leaves much of the authority for deciding how and whether to regulate the industry up to local governments. (AP Photo/The Winona Daily News, Andrew Link,File)
Read the article: Winona County votes on 1st frack sand mine