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Land-use Management Director Lisa Hanni (front) presents proposed changes to the county's mining ordinance Thursday at Zumbrota City Hall. The ordinance is being revised before the countywide mining moratorium ends Sept. 6.

Panel digs into mining setbacks

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ZUMBROTA -- Mining Study Committee members presented a list of proposed changes to Goodhue County's mining ordinance at a township meeting Thursday, including adding restrictions to make it more difficult for existing aggregate mines to switch to mining silica sand.


One proposal would require existing mines in Goodhue County to reapply for permits if a "significant change" was made to operations on the site, Land-use Management Director Lisa Hanni said.

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Michael Brun
Michael Brun is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls journalism program. He has worked for the Republican Eagle since March 2013, covering county government, health and local events. 
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