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April 19, 2014
Anti-fracking bus trip to stop in Red Wing en route to Capitol
A group of southeastern Minnesota residents seeking stronger regulations for silica sand mining will travel by bus Tuesday to deliver a petition to Gov. Mark Dayton. The route will include a 9:50 a.m. stop in the Pottery Place parking lot. The petition was started by the Land Stewardship...
April 19, 2014 - 11:00am
December 30, 2013
Talk to explore morality of frac sand mining
Dr. Donovan Hommen from Decorah, Iowa, will speak about “What is the Right Thing to Do? Our Moralities and Frac Sand Mining” at 7 p.m. Thursday Jan. 16. He will speak at Pier 55 in the Pottery Annex.
December 30, 2013 - 4:19pm
December 16, 2013
Letter: Thanks for changes to zoning
On behalf of Save-The-Bluffs Citizens’ Group, I would like to extend our thanks to the Goodhue County Board members for voting yes on Dec. 5 for the zoning amendments on silica sand mining. In addition, adding the one-mile setback from the Mississippi River and approving an additional...
December 16, 2013 - 3:45pm
December 6, 2013
Goodhue County beefs up silica rules
Less than six months after updating the county mining ordinance, Goodhue County Board voted Thursday to approve a series of amendments strengthening...
December 6, 2013 - 2:15pm
November 15, 2013
River Road panel asks local governments to follow sand mining rules
ST. PAUL — A Minnesota commission designated to oversee the Great River Road is sending a message to local governments asking that they consider...
November 15, 2013 - 4:32pm
October 4, 2013
EQB prepares silica advisory team
The state’s Silica Sand Technical Assistance Team is just about ready to begin advising local governments on mining and related impacts. The Minnesota Environmental Quality Board is scheduled to vote on formally establishing the team at a meeting Oct. 16 in St. Paul. Its...
October 4, 2013 - 4:01pm
August 2, 2013
State reports headway on silica concerns
A crowd of around 50 local government representatives and concerned citizens gathered Friday in the St. James Hotel for a meeting with state...
August 2, 2013 - 3:37pm
June 25, 2013
Editorial: Will county continue sand debate?
The state of Minnesota gave Goodhue County a gift. Commissioners can extend the mining moratorium a second year. Should Goodhue County accept? First, some background. Goodhue County Board adopted a one-year moratorium in September 2011 to allow staff and the newly created Mining...
June 25, 2013 - 4:51pm
May 11, 2013
Letter: The price of sand just climbed a lot higher
Two factors will be driving ever greater intensification of frac sand mining pressures in our beautiful river valley: The price of natural gas is projected to rise again, due to decline rates of shale gas fields, the switch of vehicles to natural gas and offshore shipments of...
May 11, 2013 - 8:00am
March 1, 2013
Letter: Stop degradation, bullying at City Hall
To the Editor: I commend Feb. 23 editorial. After attending the City Council Feb. 25, I have had my eyes opened again. Three people spoke in the public hearing directly before the council's discussion regarding Mayor Egan's resignation. They called for his immediate dismissal,...
March 1, 2013 - 6:07am
February 27, 2013
Commentaries: Fear-mongering rules the day in Red Wing
The resignation of Mayor Dennis Egan is not about sand mining as much as it is about the disintegration of city politics into a mindless morass of mud-slinging and misinformation. We have been close observers of local government for some 50 years and, generally, great admirers...
February 27, 2013 - 6:02am
Letter: Frac sand mining deserves research
To the Editor: Thank you for the article written by Don Davis titled "Sand mining testimony fractured" (R-E, Feb. 20). It would be beneficial for all to see more in-depth reporting on the pros and cons of this frac sand mine debate. I have been trying to follow this issue about...
February 27, 2013 - 2:04am
February 13, 2013
Council wants more information on mayor's sand group involvement
The Red Wing City Council will have an independent investigator gather more facts surrounding Mayor Dennis Egan's involvement with the Minnesota...
February 13, 2013 - 9:00am
February 10, 2013
Some citizens push for Egan to leave; he's staying
Some citizens have called for Mayor Dennis Egan to step down since learning he is executive director of the new Minnesota Industrial Sand Council. Dale Hanson has taken his displeasure a step further: He launched a recall effort Friday morning via email. "Even if I supported...
February 10, 2013 - 7:34am
February 9, 2013
Mayor at center of frac sand fracas
Mayor Dennis Egan will take on his critics Monday evening when he explains to Red Wing residents and the City Council his new role as the Minnesota...
February 9, 2013 - 7:29am