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Alan Muller, Red Wing, addresses state officials during a silica sand meeting Friday at the St. James Hotel. Muller was one of several area residents who voiced concern over the Goodhue County mining moratorium, which is set to expire Sept. 6 unless County Board votes to extend it. (Republican Eagle photo by Michael Brun)

State reports headway on silica concerns

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A crowd of around 50 local government representatives and concerned citizens gathered Friday in the St. James Hotel for a meeting with state officials on the topic of silica sand regulation and the creation of a mining advisory team.


Officials revealed agencies have wasted no time getting regulatory processes and standards in place for silica mining in the state.

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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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