Trempealeau County has granted new permits for two sand mines whose earlier permits were determined to have lapsed.
The Trempealeau County Times reports new permits were approved on a 6-to-1 vote for Spartan Sand for two mines in the county.
Earlier the county's Environmental Land Use Committee had taken the permits away saying Spartan Sand had not demonstrated activity at the two sites within the required 12 months after they were granted.
Following a lengthy appeal hearing the committee reversed its stance and allowed the permits to be renewed for both the firm's D-95 north and south sites. The committee decided that Spartan Sand had demonstrated sufficient activity at the north site.......