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MPR News Primer: Frac sand mining MPR News

08/03/2012  MPR News Primer: Frac sand mining. Paul Tosto. March 8, 2012 6:00 a.m. Share Twitter Facebook Email. A miner drills holes in layers of rock where

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Frac Sand Mining Minnesota Public Radio News

MPR News frac sand primer. A closer look at the debate over sand mining in Minnesota and Wisconsin. Map More than 20 proposed frac sand facilities Video How hydraulic fracturing works Photos Inside an underground sand mine Q A Understanding frac sand

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MPR News Primer: Frac sand mining The Current

08/03/2012  MPR News Primer: Frac sand mining. by Paul Tosto March 8, 2012. business. environment. science. energy resources . newsstand. A miner drills holes in layers of rock where explosives will be placed and detonated to extract silica sand from the mine. Sand mining has become big business in recent years and mining

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Frac sand mining: What are the alternatives? MPR News

09/04/2013  • Primer: Frac sand mining. Sand is used for what's known in the hydraulic fracturing world as a proppant — it props open fissures in the earth to extract oil and natural gas. Silica sand has ...

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Winona residents push leaders to study up on frac sand

20/03/2012  Read a MPR News primer on frac sand mining. Winona City Council members approved the moratorium last week. The moratorium puts a hold on any expansion or new operations for a year, though it doesn ...

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Winona passes 1-year moratorium on frac sand mining

15/03/2012  Read a MPR News primer on frac sand mining. Carlos Espinosa, assistant city planner in Winona, said officials will take input on the moratorium from the public at

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Sand to frac with Minnesota Public Radio News

MPR News Primer: Frac sand mining In hydraulic fracturing, a sand made from quartz rock plentiful in our region is blasted into shale rock to extract oil and natural gas. Skyrocketing demand for frac sand, a key ingredient in North Dakota's energy boom, is creating a gold rush in the hills of southeast Minnesota and southwest Wisconsin. That sand can help make America energy independent. Can ...

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With SE Minn. silica sand mining on pause ... - MPR News

12/03/2012  Read a MPR News primer on frac sand mining. Geologists have long known about the strong, round sand buried beneath the bluffs near the Mississippi River. For decades, companies have mined it for ...

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Frac sand sediment spills into St. Croix River MPR News

18/05/2012  MPR News Primer: Frac sand mining; Your support matters. You make MPR News possible. Individual donations are behind the clarity in coverage from our

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Frac sand mining raises environmental, health ... - MPR

18/02/2013  A pile of silica sand dubbed "Mt. Frac" is part of what's fueled the concern among residents in Winona over the growing sand mining industry. City officials will vote on March 19, 2012 on whether ...

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QA: Understanding frac sand with Minnesota's ... -

QA: Understanding frac sand with Minnesota's chief geologist Tony Runkel of the Minnesota Geological Survey discusses sand deposits and mining operations in the state. Local communities currently determine the fate of mining applications, but some state lawmakers would like a more uniform statewide standard to sand mining, which has grown ...

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Frac sand mining raises environmental, health concerns in ...

MPR News Primer: Frac sand mining In hydraulic fracturing, a sand made from quartz rock plentiful in our region is blasted into shale rock to extract oil and natural gas. Red Wing mayor defends sand mine lobbying job The Red Wing City Council is calling for an independent investigation into Mayor Dennis Egan's new position as executive director of a lobbying group for the silica sand industry ...

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Frac sand mining benefits below the radar NewsCut ...

23/07/2012  Over 90 percent of that volume consists of frac sand from the EOG plant and other mining facilities along the route. Rising revenue has allowed Progressive to invest in

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Appeals Court affirms Winona County’s mining ban

30/07/2018  The 2016 ban is Minnesota's first countywide frac sand mining ban. Winona County has some of the largest deposits of silica sand, which is used in

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SE Minnesota residents not digging the ‘sand rush ...

20/10/2011  Frac sand mining is to silica-sand rich Goodhue, Wabasha, and Winona counties, as a certain football stadium is to Ramsey County. The subject can draw a crowd as it

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Sand mining - Wikipedia

Sand mining is the extraction of sand, mainly through an open pit (or sand pit) but sometimes mined from beaches and inland dunes or dredged from ocean and river beds. Sand is often used in manufacturing, for example as an abrasive or in concrete. It is also used on icy and snowy roads usually mixed with salt, to lower the melting point temperature, on the road surface. Sand can replace eroded ...

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Contested Landscapes: Background

Next fracking controversy: In the Midwest, a storm brews over 'frac sand'. The Christian Science Monitor, March 9, 2014. 2013. Phillis, Michael. Frac sand mining splits Wisconsin communities. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, July 28, 2013. Tosto, Paul. MPR News Primer: Frac sand mining. Minnesota Public Radio. Updated February 15, 2013. 2012

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Frac Sand Minnesota - Minnesota Public Radio News

MPR News has created this map to illustrate the current level of frac sand mining in Minnesota, based on data from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, and several counties in the affected areas. It's the most comprehensive map to date showing frac sand mining activity in Minnesota. Currently, no state agency oversees silica sand mining, but ...

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QA: Understanding frac sand with Minnesota's ... -

QA: Understanding frac sand with Minnesota's chief geologist Tony Runkel of the Minnesota Geological Survey discusses sand deposits and mining operations in the state. Local communities currently determine the fate of mining applications, but some state lawmakers would like a more uniform statewide standard to sand mining, which has grown ...

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Frac sand mining benefits below the radar NewsCut ...

23/07/2012  Over 90 percent of that volume consists of frac sand from the EOG plant and other mining facilities along the route. Rising revenue has allowed Progressive to invest in

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Energy Resources Minnesota Public Radio News

MPR News Primer: Frac sand mining In hydraulic fracturing, a sand made from quartz rock plentiful in our region is blasted into shale rock to extract oil and natural gas. March 8, 2012; Feds end monitoring of Prairie Island plant incident The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has ended its intensive monitoring of a situation at the Prairie Island nuclear power plant. March 6, 2012; Ethanol ...

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SE Minnesota residents not digging the ‘sand rush ...

20/10/2011  Frac sand mining is to silica-sand rich Goodhue, Wabasha, and Winona counties, as a certain football stadium is to Ramsey County. The subject can draw a crowd as it

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Should the state limit frac sand mining to protect trout ...

10/05/2013  MPR News: Minnesota Sands spokesman Mitch Bublitz said frac sand mining opponents were using trout as the latest excuse to stop new mines,

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Natural gas, oil boom spurs sand mining in Midwest ...

06/01/2012  Frac sand mining has had a foothold in Wisconsin’s Chippewa County since 2008. The most visible sign is the huge new EOG Resources Inc. plant in Chippewa Falls, where a

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Sand mining debate moves south to Winona Statewide ...

21/10/2011  The controversy over frac sand mining has spread to yet another pocket of southeastern Minnesota. Dozens of people attended a Winona meeting to discuss proposed mine operations.

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Silica (Frac) Sand Mining - Minnesota Issues Resources

("Frac Sand Fever is an occasional series by Star Tribune reporters on the sand-mining boom that has developed in Minnesota and Wisconsin, as "hydro-fracking'' revolutionizes the nation's oil and gas industry.") Tosto, Paul. "MPR News Primer: Frac Sand Mining." Minnesota Public Radio, March 8,

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Contested Landscapes: Background

Next fracking controversy: In the Midwest, a storm brews over 'frac sand'. The Christian Science Monitor, March 9, 2014. 2013. Phillis, Michael. Frac sand mining splits Wisconsin communities. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, July 28, 2013. Tosto, Paul. MPR News Primer: Frac sand mining. Minnesota Public Radio. Updated February 15, 2013. 2012

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