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Sand mining is expected to be an issue at state level

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Sand mining for hydraulic fracturing, also known as fracking, is an issue on the minds of many lawmakers, especially in rural areas.

They differ somewhat in their opinion of how the state should be involved but agree the issue will be raised during the upcoming legislative session.

"I think we'll have some discussion about the mining issue, especially in southeastern Minnesota as it affects the Mississippi River," Rep. Denny McNamara, R-Hastings, said.

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Danielle Killey
Danielle Killey is the city reporter for the Republican Eagle, where she has worked since 2011. She graduated from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities with a journalism degree.
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