Frac Sand Mining To Be Debated Monday At La Crescent

The foes of frac sand mining in southeast Minnesota have plenty of questions about the business...which they would like answered while local governments impose moratoriums on the mining.

Residents of Houston County may get some of those answers at a hearing Monday night, held at La Crescent High School. Kelly Stanage, a member of the 'Houston County Protectors' opposition group, says property values near a frac sand mine are just one concern of her organization.  Stanage says frac sand mining also could cause local taxes to rise, because truck traffic associated with the mines might cause road damage that would have to be fixed. The hearing begins at 6:30.



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