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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.

02/03/2014

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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.

05/10/2013

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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.

05/07/2013

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Cliffs Ready To Produce New Kind Of Iron Pellet

Cliffs Natural Resources says it’s ready to produce a new kind of iron ore pellet in Minnesota that could potentially open new markets.

04/26/2013

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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.

02/26/2013

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Minn. Lawmakers To Take Up Silica Sand Mining Boom

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.

02/17/2013

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Minn. Community Fights Company To Preserve Landscape

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Dozens of members of a picturesque Minnesota community fought a proposal Monday night to bring a mine to their town. Windsor Permian, an oil and gas company out of Oklahoma, wants to […]

07/11/2011