EQB Delays Consideration Of Silica Sand Standards The Minnesota Environmental Quality Board has delayed for at least a month its consideration of model standards for regulating the silica sand mining industry.
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 1) With the oil boom in North Dakota and demand for domestic oil growing, there's a need for silica sand that’s used to drill for the oil.
Cliffs Ready To Produce New Kind Of Iron PelletCliffs Natural Resources says it's ready to produce a new kind of iron ore pellet in Minnesota that could potentially open new markets.
Silica Bill With Moratorium Passes 1st Stop A state Senate committee approved a one-year moratorium on new silica sand mines on Tuesday as part of a senator's broader effort to increase oversight of the booming industry.
Minn. Lawmakers To Take Up Silica Sand Mining BoomCritics 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.
Minn. Community Fights Company To Preserve Landscape