Inside Minnesota: Silica Sand Storm (Part 4)In St Charles, Minn., a sand production company is trying to build a plant on 300 acres of land, and residents there are afraid it will ruin their way of life.
Inside Minnesota: Silica Sand Storm (Part 3)For the third day this week we go to visit the small town of St. Charles, Minn., the latest Midwestern spot at the center of the silica sand mining debate. A proposal to bring a sand mine to St. Charles - and mine sand to use in fracking operations - is being hotly debated.
Inside Minnesota: Silica Sand Storm (Part 2)In part two of our special series, Susie Jones shares a story from St. Charles, Minn.
Red Wing Mayor To Step Down Over Frac Sand ControversyThe mayor of Red Wing says he will step down from that over his second job as a frac sand lobbyist due to a conflict of interest.
SE Minn. Could Become Hotbed For 'Frac Sand'Under the forested bluffs of southeastern Minnesota lies an increasingly sought-after resource prized by the energy industry that's attracting interest to the state from an increasing number of companies, which isn't sitting well with some residents.