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June 3, 2012
Red Wing considers mining moratorium amendments
The Red Wing City Council has been exploring its options after learning that silica sand could be transported out of Red Wing via barges on the Mississippi River, and council might have settled on a solution. The city is looking into amending its sand mine moratorium to include...
June 3, 2012 - 10:20am
May 9, 2012
Mining committee provides more answers
A handful of local residents tossed out a few questions Monday night at an informational meeting organized by the Goodhue County Mining Study Committee. The meeting, which was held at Cannon Falls High School, was intended to provide the public with updates on what the committee...
May 9, 2012 - 5:00pm
May 6, 2012
Little River bulkhead could soon see sand transportation
Sand mine moratoriums have been in place for months, and although they prevent mines from being started in Red Wing and Goodhue County, they certainly don't prevent sand from traveling through the community. A few weeks ago, the Red Wing Port Authority was approached about loading...
May 6, 2012 - 12:00pm
May 4, 2012
Mining committee to hold public meeting
The Goodhue County Mining Study Committee will hold a public meeting at 7 p.m. Monday May 7 in the Cannon Falls High School auditorium, 820 E. Minnesota St. The meeting will be used to update the public on progress and give an opportunity for people to ask questions.
May 4, 2012 - 3:15pm
April 16, 2012
Looking at sand from the county perspective
With a larger amount of land to consider, the Goodhue County Mining Study Committee is moving at a slower pace than the city of Red Wing. During Red Wing's joint Planning and Sustainability commission meeting Wednesday night, Roseanne Grosso, a member of the county's committee,...
April 16, 2012 - 7:00pm
Red Wing commissions preparing draft report on sand mining
As silica sand weighs on the minds of residents and government officials throughout southeastern Minnesota, the city of Red Wing is looking to gain control over the issue before any mines arise. The city adopted a yearlong moratorium in October and city staff is in the midst of...
April 16, 2012 - 2:00pm
April 4, 2012
Citizens ready to move forward without county's help
When citizens initially formed Save-The-Bluffs, they clearly opposed silica sand mines in Goodhue County, but a few of them advocated maintaining an open mind. Rather than shut down the idea entirely, they said they hoped for the time to learn more about mining and find a way to...
April 4, 2012 - 7:30am
March 10, 2012
Panel to discuss mining experts
The Goodhue County Board has decided to give the county's Mining Study Committee a chance to weigh in on whether professionals at Summit Envirosolutions should be hired to collect data regarding sand mines. Initially proposed at a meeting Feb.
March 10, 2012 - 4:00pm
March 1, 2012
Bill's passage would limit moratoriums
A bill that could hinder local governments' ability to prevent silica sand mines is making its way through the Legislature. Having already been passed by the House committee and facing the Senate committee today, the bill would limit how local governments can implement interim ordinances...
March 1, 2012 - 9:00am
February 14, 2012
Board worries about conflict of interest
Following several failed motions at the Goodhue County Board meeting Tuesday, commissioners eventually agreed to table a discussion about sand mining until their meeting Feb. 21. Land-use management staff came to the meeting recommending that the board direct them to develop a contract...
February 14, 2012 - 9:00am
February 10, 2012
Rural boards can gain control
Goodhue County townships learned at their annual meeting Saturday that they have some power in controlling potential silica sand mines. The county has a moratorium on sand mining that extends into August, but concerned citizens have been trying to find out whether the townships...
February 10, 2012 - 3:00pm
February 1, 2012
Citizens question the benefits of sand mine
There's a lot about the area that draws tourists to southeastern Minnesota.
February 1, 2012 - 5:00pm
January 20, 2012
Townships will host silica sand mining workshop on Jan. 28
A silica sand mining workshop will be run 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday Jan. 28 at Florence Town Hall. Participants will get updates on the status of mining in southeast Minnesota and learn what Wisconsin townships are doing to take action against mines. A kit of comprehensive planning and...
January 20, 2012 - 11:04am
January 2, 2012
Top 10 of 2011: Citizens dig for information during moratorium
Goodhue County is three months into its yearlong moratorium that prevents any silica sand mines from developing, and a nine-person committee...
January 2, 2012 - 5:00pm
August 8, 2008
Cause of man's death still not known
ST. PAUL (AP) -- The Ramsey County medical examiner is attempting to determine the cause of death of a 21-year-old Zumbrota college student who was found dead Tuesday after a night of heavy drinking. Peter Sand, 21, a student at Minnesota State University, Mankato, was found dead...
August 8, 2008 - 12:00am