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Schmit touts study of mining concerns

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ST. PAUL -- Minnesota officials would study the environmental impact of silica sand mining and provide technical assistance to local governments dealing with sand mining issues under a bill to be introduced Monday in the state Senate.


The bill by Sen. Matt Schmit, DFL-Red Wing, also would establish the Southern Minnesota Silica Sand Board and allow local governments to collect some taxes to deal with the issue.

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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.