1st Frac Sand Mine Coming To Winona County
Winona County is about to get their very first frac sand mine. That after
County Commissioners voted this morning 3-2 in favor of it.
The mine is on it's second pass though. The initial application for the 19 acre mine in Saratoga Township was denied after the county imposed a moratorium on frack sand mining in 2012.
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency and the Minnesota Department of Health had earlier called for the project to be added to a more sweeping environmental review of several mines in both Winona and Fillmore counties.